The Eagles, meanwhile, are coming off a few extra days of rest following their loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last Thursday night. They too will be following a rookie quarterback, as
Last Time They Met:
November 18, 2012 – Redskins 31, Eagles 6
In Nick Foles' first NFL start, the offense failed to get much going early before being faced by an uphill come-from-behind proposition. The Redskins offense took advantage of a litany of defensive miscues as Robert Griffin went 14-of-15 for 200 yards and four touchdowns, including bombs of 49 and 61 yards. Griffin added 85 yards rushing in his introduction to the Eagles.
|Tale Of The Tape (2012 Stats)|
|Points Scored Per Game||27.2 (5th in NFL)||18.1 (29)|
|Total Yards Per Game||389.8 (4)||352.8 (15)|
|Rushing Yards Per Game||164.8 (1)||119.6 (t-12)|
|Passing Yards Per Game||225 (19)||233.2 (16)|
|Points Allowed Per Game||25 (23)||26.8 (26)|
|Total Yards Allowed Per Game||381.1 (29)||341.5 (16)|
|Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game||95.9 (6)||122 (20)|
|Passing Yards Allowed Per Game||285.3 (30)||219.5 (13)|
|Turnover Ratio||+13 (t-4)||-22 (t-31)|
Players To Watch
Since Brandon Graham reclaimed the starting role in Week 12, Graham has shown the ability that made the Eagles move up in the first round to select him three years ago. In his four starts this season, Graham has 24 combined tackles, four sacks, seven hurries and a forced fumble. And last Thursday against the Bengals, he had the best game of his career, notching 10 total tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
This week’s matchup could prove to be a good one for Graham. Redskins starting right tackle Tyler Polumbus could be out after suffering a concussion in last week’s win over the Browns. And with reserve tackle Jordan Black suspended, the Redskins will have to scramble to fill that spot. Look for Graham to continue his recent success again this Sunday.
CB DeAngelo Hall
A former first-round pick of the Falcons in 2004, cornerback DeAngelo Hall is tied for the team lead with four interceptions. One of them came against the Eagles in Nick Foles' first career start. Hall finished with eight tackles in that contest.
The Redskins, however, sport the league's 30th-best pass defense. While these two teams’ first meeting didn’t go the Eagles’ way, Hall and the defense present a matchup that quarterback Nick Foles will look to take advantage of with more experience under his belt.