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What's at Stake:
When Washington Has the Ball:
The Washington Redskins get most of their points through the air, with Rex Grossman having some great weeks mixed in with horrible play. To beat the Philadelphia Eagles, the Skins' best chance for points will be on the ground.
Roy Helu should be questionable again this week with a toe injury. If he can't go, Washington will be in a load of trouble against an aggressive defense that loves to get after the quarterback.
The Eagles should get a big game from defensive ends Jason Babin and Trent Cole against a Washington offensive line that has allowed 40 sacks this season.|
When Philadelphia Has the Ball:
The Philadelphia Eagles are gaining almost 400 yards per game this season. With Michael Vick healthy and the offense clicking, 400 yards should be easy to reach this week.
LeSean McCoy has had a great season, and he'll be asked to perform multiple roles this week against the aggressive Washington outside linebackers and safeties. When the Redskins see the pass they come to the backfield full force. If McCoy can chip and release into the flats, he'll find himself open for easy dump-offs from Vick.
Washington has to keep Vick corralled, and with talents like Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan, that's possible.
Prediction: Philadelphia 35, Washington 20