Philadelphia Eagles: Should They Be Most Worried About the Washington Redskins?
Coming into the 2011 NFL season most people predicted the Eagles to be on top of the NFC East division, and the Washington Redskins to be on the bottom.
While the Eagles played up to expectations in Week 1, the Redskins have blown their expectations out of the water in their first two games, and have started off the season 2-0.
The Redskins biggest strength so far has been their defense, which held the New York Giants to 14 points and the Cardinals to 21 points.
Rex Grossman has looked like a new man, and even though he still has the occasional errant throw, for the most part he has much improved on threading the needle.
All of this being said, I would say the biggest reason the Eagles should be worried about the Skins is because of their rushing attack. Against the Cardinals the two headed attack of Tim Hightower and Roy Helu combined for 170 yards rushing, and 48 yards receiving.
We have heard a lot about the Eagles improved pass defense, but are they going to be able to slow down a Mike Shanahan lead rushing offense.
With the victory over the Giants in Week 1, the Redskins currently sit in first place in the division, and even with an Eagles win will stay there.
While most fans were worried about the Cowboys bouncing back or the Giants recreating their Super Bowl year, early on it is the Redskins who are playing like the other contender in the NFC East.
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