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Author: Thomas Jackson

Cautious optimism as Eagles prepare for Redskins…

The Sports Daily > Eagles Eye Blog Cautious optimism as Eagles prepare for Redskins… We don’t really have to add to the hype surrounding the upcoming Monday night matchup between the Eagles and the Redskins. The players know what it’s all about: “With the Redskins coming to town, everyone kind of knows how big this game is. That’s all we’re really focused on in this building,” tight end Zach Ertz said. “This is a huge game for us — either 6-1 or 5-2, it’s a big difference in our eyes, so we’re just focused on this game….” Maybe the closest...

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Redskins will give Eagles a very physical test on Monday night

The Sports Daily > Eagles Eye Blog Redskins will give Eagles a very physical test on Monday night Watching the Thursday night comeback win by the Oakland Raiders over Andy Reid’s Chieves gave me pause to reflect on the degree of difficulty facing any team in this league trying to stack up divisional wins. With just about every other play under some kind of review, the game is never over until it’s over—and even then, defensive penalties can take the game well past the 0:00 mark in regulation. That’s why it’s hard to truly handicap the Redskins-Eagles game coming up...

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Eagles look like a rare bird in a strange NFC landscape…

The Eagles get RT Lane Johnson back this week after he cleared the concussion protocol, and it also looks like RB Wendell Smallwood (sore knee) could be ready to go against the Redskins on Monday night. These news items are related in that each applies to better pass protection when both those guys are in the game at the same time. There were a few pass-pro issues at right tackle and running back last week, I shall not name names! It’s really tough to assess the quality of the Eagles as a team moving forward from 5-1, since so...

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