The 3-6 Philadelphia Eagles have lost five consecutive games heading into their Sunday matchup with the Washington Redskins. The losing streak equals the longest the Birds have had under Andy Reid, and the Eagles need a boost to get their season back on track.
A loss in this game would all but eliminate the Eagles from the playoffs, as no 9-7 team has ever qualified for the postseason since the expansion to the 16-game schedule back in 1978. A win means that making the playoffs would still be a ridiculously uphill battle, but it would be a start for the Eagles, who have lost their last two games, each by two scores.
The Eagles will be going with rookie third-round quarterback, Nick Foles, in a battle of first year signal-callers. Keeping Foles’ role to a minimum is just one of the many ways the Eagles can emerge as winners.