Ashburn, Va. (September 21, 2014)- The Washington Redskins start divisional play today by traveling to Philadelphia to play the Eagles at 1 p.m.
Last week, the Redskins defense tied a 37 year-old team record with 10 sacks in a single game. Ryan Kerrigan also tied an individual team record with 4 sacks last week.
This week mark’s DeSean Jackson’s first return to Philly where he played for 6 years. As of now, Jackson is listed as questionable with a shoulder injury from last week. Always a fighter, Jackson intends to do everything he can do to play. Certainly revenge is a pretty good motivator and Jackson is ready to make Philly pay for cutting him last spring.
Today also makes the season’s starting debut for Kirk Cousins at QB for the injured RGIII. Last week, Cousins was 22/33 for 250 yards and 2 TD’s versus the Jaguars. In order for the Redskins to win, Cousins will need to repeat his performance along with a heavy dose of Alfred Morris (22 rushes, 85 yards and 2 TD’s) to go with the defensive excellence of last week.
Last year, the Eagles beat the Redskins twice in the regular season. The Eagles are a 7 point favorite this week.