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Redskins-Eagles Preview Capsule


Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE — Eagles by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Redskins 7-4, Eagles 3-8

SERIES RECORD — Redskins lead 86-75-5

LAST MEETING — Eagles beat Redskins 34-24, Oct. 23, 2017

LAST WEEK — Redskins lost to Cowboys 31-23; Eagles beat Giants 25-22

AP PRO32 RANKING — Redskins No. 15, Eagles No. 17


REDSKINS Defence — OVERALL (18), RUSH (8), PASS (23)


EAGLES Defence — OVERALL (24), RUSH (11), PASS (28)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Redskins face defending Super Bowl champion for first time since playing at Patriots in 2014. … Redskins QB Colt McCoy makes second start since replacing injured Alex Smith. He had 268 yards passing, two TDs and three INTs last week. … RB Adrian Peterson had 118 yards rushing and TD in last game vs. Eagles on Dec. 28, 2010 with Minnesota. Peterson needs two TDs to pass Jim Brown (106) for fifth most in NFL history. … TE Jordan Reed had eight catches for 64 yards and two TDs last meeting. He has four TDs in last four games vs. Eagles. … LB Ryan Kerrigan has seven sacks, two forced fumbles and fumble recovery in last six games. He has 4 1/2 sacks, two forced fumbles and interception return for TD in past four vs. Eagles. … CB Josh Norman is only NFL player with 10-plus INTs (11) and 10-plus forced fumbles (11) since 2014. … Eagles are 3-1 on Monday nights under coach Doug Pederson. … QB Carson Wentz has career-high-tying six games with 100-plus passer rating this season. Wentz has completed at least 70 per cent of passes in five of last six outings. … Rookie RB Josh Adams had season-best 84 yards rushing last week and has TDs in two straight games. … Zach Ertz is tied for third in NFL in receptions (84) and second among TEs in yards receiving (895). … DE Chris Long has 3 1/2 sacks in past four games. … DE Michael Bennett has 5 1/2 sacks and forced fumble in past six outings. … Fantasy tip: Reed has had success vs. Eagles and will face banged-up defence missing several starters.


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