Donovan McNabb Returns To Philadelphia: Five Bold Eagles-Redskins Prediction
Donovan McNabb is back.
No. 5 returns to Philadelphia, after going through an ugly breakup with the team that he played his last 11 NFL seasons for. Whether they boo him or cheer him, the fans know that McNabb is the greatest QB in franchise history.
The one thing that he couldn't do was bring the eagles a Super Bowl ring, and nobody is going to let him forget about that.
McNabb continues his quest for a Super Bowl championship, but this time he behind enemy lines.
But besides McNabb's homecoming, this is a crucial divisional game for both the Eagles and the Washington Redskins. So will the Eagles tack on another win to their two game win streak, or will the Redskins even up their Record at 2-2?
Here are five bold predictions for Sunday's week four match-up.
No. 5: Michael Vick Will Continue To Have Success
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A Redskins defense that has allowed 60 points in their last two games combined and with Michael Vick's 110.2 QB rating this year is just a recipe for success. Not to mention that the Skins have the league's worst ranked defense. Vick will help us forget the loss of McNabb, because he is currently the better Quarterback, regardless of what defense he faces.
The Eagles didn't need three above average quarterbacks on the roster, so McNabb was the odd man out. The draft pick that the Eagles got in exchange for McNabb was used on Safety Nate Allen, who is already putting together an impressive rookie campaign with two interceptions. Basically, the Eagles improved their offense and defense in the same trade.
Kevin Kolb is just waiting for Vick to get injured, because there is not way that he will take over the starting spot with a healthy Michael Vick playing.
No. 4: McNabb Will Also Have a Good Game
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Just because Vick is playing out of his mind doesn't mean that the former Eagles' star has lost a step. McNabb has averaged 277.7 yards in his first three games, and he has already made a good connection with WR Santana Moss.
McNabb will have a bit of motif to go out and have a good day after the Eagles abandoned him over the offseason.
The Eagles secondary isn't the most stable in the world, and they have been playing some of the league's weaker teams in Weeks 2 and 3. McNabb will continue to play just the same as he did while he was on Philly.
No. 3: The Redskins Must Win This Game To Remain in The Playoff Hunt
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Starting the season 1-3 is not the ideal start to a season. That combined with a schedule that still has to play the Packers, Colts, and other tough teams will not end well for the Skins.
After an exciting win over their division rival Cowboys, the Redskins have endured two straight losses that they know they should have won. If they had just made an overtime field goal against the Texans and taken care of a team that won one game last season, they could be easily 3-0.
But that is not the case, and now they will be fighting for their playoff lives.
No. 2: McNabb Will Recieve More Cheers Than Jeers
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There is no denying that the Eagles had the best stretch in their history while McNabb was their QB. Five NFC Championship games coupled with a Super Bowl trip deserves appreciation for.
I can understand not giving him a standing ovation because he never led the Eagles to the promised land, but he doesn't deserve to be booed after what he has done for the team.
He turned around the franchise, and left them off a lot better than they had started. The few people that will boo him must not remember how bad the Eagles were in the decades before him.
No. 1: Prediction Time
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Two league-best quarterbacks will not disappoint in making this a very exciting divisional game. In a crucial game for both teams, neither defense will be able to stop the passing game. Get ready for an exciting shootout, with scoring aplenty.
Eagles 34, Redskins 24.