The 150th meeting between the Eagles and the Redskins might go down as one of the most memorable of all-time. Sure, it's a pivotal NFC East showdown, but it's also the return of Donovan McNabb, who set virtually every record in his 11 years as the franchise quarterback. Here are some other nuggets to get you ready for today's showdown.
While the Redskins own the overall series advantage with a 77-67-5 edge, the Eagles have won five of the last eight meetings including both from the 2009 season.
QB Michael Vick completed 17-of-31 (54.8 percent) for 291 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 119.2 rating last week against Jacksonville. He added 30 rush yards a touchdown. Vick aims for 4th game in row with 100 QB rating. He won only start vs. Was. (12/3/06 with Falcons) & had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 115.1 QB rating with 59 rushing yards.
RB LeSean McCoy had 101 scrimmage yards (76 rush, 25 rec.) in last meeting vs. Redskins.
WR DeSean Jackson has 4 TDs (2 rec., 1 PR, 1 rush) vs. Was. All 4 have been 35 yards & he averages 56.8 yards per TD vs. Redskins. Jackson has scored 18 TDs (13 rec., 3 PR, 2 rush) in career & averages 46.9 yards per TD (844 yards).
WR Jeremy Maclin aims for 5th in row with TD catch (incl. playoffs). Had 2 TDs last week.
DE Trent Coleaims for 4th in row vs. Was. with sack. Cole has 4 sacks in past 3 meetings. Is 3rd in NFL with 45 sacks since 2006. Had 2 sacks last week to become 5th Eagle in franchise history with 50.
CB Asante Samuelhad 2 INTs in last meeting. Has 30 INTs since start of 2006, most in NFL.
DE Juqua Parkerhas 6 sacks in past 5 & aims for 6th game in row with a sack.
Rookie FS Nate Allen recorded 1st career sack last week. Allen is tied for the NFL rookie lead with 2 INTs.
QB Donovan McNabb faces former team for first time. Is Eagles' all-time leader in wins (92), att. (4,746), comp. (2,801), yards (32,873) & TDs (216). Led team to appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX, 5 NFC Champ. Games & selected to 6 Pro Bowls. McNabb was drafted by Eagles in 1st round (No. 2) in 1999. Played 148 games, most ever by Phi. QB.
RB Clinton Portis has 8 rush TDs in past 9 meetings vs. Eagles. Averages 106.4 scrimmage yards per game (11,814 yards, 111 games), 6th best in NFL history (min. 100 games).
In his last game at Phi., TE Chris Cooley had 8 catches for 109 yards & TD. He aims for 3rd in row at Phi. with TD catch.
WR Santana Moss had 6 catches for 124 yards & TD last week. Moss had a receiving TD in last meeting.
TE Fred Davis aims for 3rd in row vs. Phi. with TD
LB Brian Orakpo has 8.5 sacks in 9 career games on road.
LB Andre Carter aims for 3rd in row vs. Phi. with sack.
LB London Fletcher has played in 195 consecutive games, tied for 2nd longest active streak in NFL among non-specialists. Had sack in last game vs. Eagles.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 8:00 a.m., October 3