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Michael Vick and the Eagles caused the Redskins all sorts of problems in Week 1.
Despite the Eagles' slide from 1-0 to 1-3, the triple-threat posed by Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson remains a potent one.
The Redskins defense was blinded by speed against Chip Kelly's offense in Week 1, and the missed tackles could again be their undoing if they fail to address them during the bye.
Shuffling the safeties and cornerbacks around has been effective in reducing the yards surrendered each play. Bacarri Rambo has been the one to go after failing to wrap up tackles, blowing assignments and taking bad angles.
However, with more help he will develop into a solid NFL player, and it's entirely possible that he's back in the lineup by Week 11. Tanard Jackson, too, may have returned to the field.
Peyton Manning carved up the Eagles last week, but he'll do that to anyone. The Eagles defense has struggled, however, with Fletcher Cox and Mychal Kendricks currently failing to live up to expectations.
The Redskins will want revenge, and Kelly's offense is not new anymore. We've seen the Eagles beaten through pure efficiency—plus the Eagles' special teams unit has been horrendous—so the key to success will be to keep the defense guessing.
Washington was forced to throw after committing several turnovers early in the Week 1 encounter. If Griffin can reignite the threat of him running, there will be some flat-footed Eagles on defense leading to decent gains.
Given the start to the season, three wins in a row seems a little ridiculous right now. However, the improvement shown makes it completely plausible. Players will be back from injury and suspension, and winning cures every ailment in the NFL.
Final Score: Redskins 31-21 Eagles