Philadelphia Eagles v. Washington Redskins: 5 Things To Look For

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Philadelphia Eagles v. Washington Redskins: 5 Things To Look For
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Week 10's Monday Night Football match up features a historic NFC East rivalry between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. 

The teams come in separated by only a game with the Eagles at 5-3 and the Redskins sitting at 4-4, and with the Giants losing to Dallas this week, it opens the door for either team to close the gap in the division and cut into the Giants already slim lead.

Last time these teams met, it was Week 4 and an injury to Michael Vick forced Kevin Kolb into action.  The Eagles couldn't seem to get in a rhythm, and lost an ugly game 17-12 at home. 

Now, they have to travel into Redskins country to face a Washington team coming off a bye, and surrounded by a little drama in the locker room.

Before the bye, the Skins lost to the Lions in Detroit.  The game was back and forth and Washington had a chance late to drive for the winning score.  Redskins coach Mike Shanahan decided to have Rex Grossman lead the two-minute offense and he benched starter Donovan McNabb.  Grossman was sacked on the first play, fumbling the ball. Ndamukong Suh picked up the football and scored, putting the nail in the coffin for the maroon and yellow.

After the game, Shanahan said it was because he believed McNabb didn't have a grasp of the two-minute offense yet, and indicated that it could have been attributed to the fact that he was a little out of shape.

This caused controversy that has subsided.

This week's game is sure to take a different shape than the first, and here are 10 things you should look for going into this in-division battle.

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