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The thing is, if McNabb passes for 300 yards and scores four passing touchdowns, it will be a long day in Philadelphia. I am sure most fans would rather see McNabb finish with zero yards passing and a whole bunch of interceptions. But it is more likely to be the latter, and McNabb could end up having a huge game.
Even if McNabb does have a highly successful game, with 300+ passing yards and so on, if the Eagles end up winning the game by outscoring them, the defense will still take that as a moral loss. This will be a huge boost to the Eagles defense's moral if they can manage to keep McNabb to a somewhat average game.
But this will be a very tough assignment, knowing that McNabb is going into this game with something to prove. The defense is really going to have to step up their game if they want to walk out of the game with a moral victory. This could either save the Eagles defenses confidence or completely destroy it. This will be a make or break game for them.
The same goes for McNabb, clearly he is not under any sort of pressure of losing his starting position in Washington, but this is a huge moral game for him as well. McNabb is on a mission to prove that the Eagles made a poor choice in trading him, and that he can still perform at a level that is Super Bowl worthy.
This game is going to be a very close match up, as always with Redskins vs Eagles games. (It seems like both teams really turn up their play whenever they meet). But in the end, as much as I would love to see McNabb win, I think that the Eagles will come out as champions. The fact is, the Redskins defense will just end up giving up to many points to the fast attack Eagles offense. On the other side of the ball, the Redskins offense just no longer has enough weapons for them to move the ball efficiently, and the Eagles defense should be able to contain them.
On the alternative side, McNabb could come out on to the field destined to win the game, and just blow the Eagles defense out of the water and just flat out, outscore the Eagles offense. But that is kind of unlikely, because football is a team sport, and you need a good defense to win games.
Final Prediction: Redskins- 28 Eagles- 38