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Suddenly, both the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and their division rivals in Washington are looking up in the standings at the first-place Dallas Cowboys. That seemed unimaginable just a few weeks ago, but Philly’s swoon and Washington’s cascade of injuries coincided with Dallas winning four games in a row — including one against each of these teams.
But the Cowboys aren’t that far ahead of the pack. Dallas has a record of just 7-5, which means if Washington beats Philly tonight, they’ll be in a virtual tie and sitting in second place only due to their head-to-head loss on Thanksgiving. If the Eagles manage a victory, they’ll be a game back of Dallas with a rematch looming next week.
Needless to say, whichever team fancies itself a true playoff contender has to come away with a win in this one — especially if the Eagles want to make a run at it. Falling to 5-7 might simply put them too far behind with too little time remaining in the season.
What should we be watching out for as these NFC East rivals take the field? Read on to find out.
This season’s Eagles offense has not just been more inconsistent than it was a year ago, but it has also just been flat-out worse. The Eagles last year ranked seventh in yards per game, third in points per game, and eighth in offensive efficiency, per Football Outsiders’ offensive DVOA. They also led the NFL in 30-point games, reaching that mark nine different times. This year, the Eagles are 18th in yards per game, 23rd in points per game, and 20th in DVOA. They’ve scored 30 points or more just once, and in a league where scoring 30 has become far more common. The 30-point mark has been reached in just over 30 percent of games, rather than the 22 percent figure of last year.
Washington’s offense, like Philadelphia’s, has not been all that great this season. They’re another one of the teams that has cracked the 30-point mark only once this year, and several contributors from that game — Alex Smith, Paul Richardson, half the offensive line — are no longer in the lineup.
Colt McCoy wasn’t terrible in his first start, completing 24 of 38 passes for 268 yards and two scores against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, but he was picked off three times (though two of those picks were simply fantastic plays by the defense), sacked three more, and went just 2 of 6 for 11 yards and an interception on third down throws. He was working with a skeleton crew of pass-catchers and should benefit from the probable return of pass-catching back Chris Thompson to the lineup, but it’s not as though he’s going to be throwing to an elite set of weapons this week.
Luckily for both him and Washington’s offense as a whole, the Philadelphia defense is as easy to throw on as just about any in all of football. The Eagles’ defensive line is still good, but not quite as good as it was last year. And if the offensive line can hold up for even a few seconds, they become incredibly easy to pick on on the back end. I’ve nearly lost count of how many Philadelphia defensive backs are injured right now, but the ones left playing are not exactly the kind that scare opposing offenses.
The Eagles have given up 250 passing yards or more to seven of their last eight opponents, and have surrendered 208 completions on 308 attempts (67.5 percent), yielding 2,282 yards through the air (7.41) per attempt and allowing 12 touchdowns against just three interceptions during that time. That’ll happen when Rodney McLeod, Ronald Darby, Jalen Mills, Avonte Maddox, and Sidney Jones are all out. (Jones is expected to return on Monday.) Chandon Sullivan, Cre’von LeBlanc, Tre Sullivan, Rasul Douglas, … none of these guys has exactly been shut-down this season.
The Eagles have been torn up over the middle of the field and, especially, on passes to the right side, where their weaker corners have been getting burned all season. That type of setup works well for slot man Trey Quinn and tight ends Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis, as well as Josh Doctson, who has emerged as McCoy’s go-to guy in the passing game since he stepped in for Smith after the starter’s gruesome injury. If Washington’s offensive line can hold up for just a few seconds after the snap, McCoy should be able to fire passes to open receivers all night.
Of course, the likelihood of that offensive line holding up is in question. Brandon Scherff and Shaun Lauvao are out. We don’t yet know if Morgan Moses will play. Trent Williams will likely be on the field, but he’s going to be playing hurt, just as he has been for much of the season. McCoy has already been sacked on 9.1 percent of his drop backs, and it doesn’t seem like this group is going to suddenly snap into becoming far better in pass-protection.
The way Washington wants to win games is on the ground with Adrian Peterson, but that just seems unlikely given the matchup of their offensive line against the Eagles’ front seven. More likely, they get down early and McCoy struggles to lead them back into the game.
The Eagles finally took a step last week they accomplished with regularity in 2017. With their season on the line, Carson Wentz produced a late fourth-quarter drive that produced a game-winning field goal. Other than arguably his Week 3 return against the Colts it was the first time this offense stood up under pressure.
That bodes well against a Redskins team that doesn’t have time for Colt McCoy to learn on the job. His three interceptions last week won’t repeat themselves against this depleted secondary. But one or two mistakes should be enough for an Eagles team reduced to fighting for its playoff life.