NFL Game Previews: Redskins-Eagles Matchup
NFL Game Previews: Redskins-Eagles Matchup

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Washington (+6.5) at Philadelphia, 44.0 o/u – Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST

The Story: If you told me Bruce Allen leaked the Kareem Hunt video to take pressure off the Washington front office for their inexcusable decision to claim Reuben Foster off waivers, I'd believe it. Foster won't be in the lineup, but having that roster move follow on the heels of new comments from Adrian Peterson about his use of corporal punishment made for a lot of PR headaches that got mostly washed away by the Hunt news. On the field, though, things still look pretty bleak. Alex Smith is hardly the only player hit by the injury bug, only the one who got it the worst, and a team that not so long ago was on top of the NFC East is slowly sliding into irrelevance. Of course, the Eagles' season basically ended two weeks ago when they got annihilated by the Saints, but technically they haven't been eliminated from the playoffs yet. Maybe getting a chance to play spoiler against a division rival will wake up the champs. Philly's secondary remains a triage unit, but Washington's similar lack of healthy receivers makes it less of a liability for the home side, and Carson Wentz has to figure things out eventually. Doesn't he?

The Skinny:
WAS injuries: RB Peterson (questionable, shoulder); WR Jamison Crowder (questionable, ankle); TE Jordan Reed (questionable, back); WR Trey Quinn (questionable, ankle); LB Zach Brown (questionable, knee)
PHI injuries: RB Darren

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Erik Siegrist
Erik Siegrist is an FSWA award-winning columnist who covers all four major North American sports (that means the NHL, not NASCAR) and whose beat extends back to the days when the Nationals were the Expos and the Thunder were the Sonics. He was the inaugural champion of Rotowire's Staff Keeper baseball league. His work has also appeared at Baseball Prospectus.
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