NFL Game Previews: Week 1 Matchups

NFL Game Previews: Week 1 Matchups

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Philadelphia at Washington (+5.5), o/u 42.5 – Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Darius Slay might be the solution to Philly's recurring issues in the secondary, but the Eagles spent a first-round pick plus a couple Day 3 selections on receivers, traded for Marquise Goodwin, and they still head into Week 1 not entirely sure who Carson Wentz will be throwing to other than his tight ends. Alshon Jeffery's recovery from Lisfranc surgery hasn't gone smoothly, while Jalen Reagor missed a lot of time in camp with a shoulder injury, though he  practiced this week. DeSean Jackson, at least, appears healthy for now, but he hasn't played a full 16-game schedule since 2013. Of course, when it comes to offseason turmoil, no franchise can match the WTF. Whoops, of course I mean the WFT. New coach, no nickname and a running back depth chart that's lost its top two names over the last five weeks. Sure, they could have the league's fiercest pass rush after adding Chase Young, and there's a chance Dwayne Haskins, Antonio Gibson and Terry McLaurin form a set of triplets that makes Dallas fans jealous, but it's still hard to imagine this team getting its act together as long as Dan Snyder is calling the shots. I mean, seriously — the old nickname had been "controversial" for years and years, but he still didn't have an alternate ready to go if at some

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