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Game Preview: Week 16 Vs. Redskins


2011 Record: 5-11

Overall Series Record: 71-79-6

Record at Lincoln Financial Field: 5-4

Last Meeting: January 1, 2012 – Eagles 34, Redskins 10

Game Recap: The Eagles played for pride and each other in the 2011 season finale and ended the season on a four-game winning streak thanks to a standout performance by Michael Vick (335 yards passing and three touchdowns).

Key Offseason Moves
In: QB Robert Griffin, WR Pierre Garcon, TE Fred Davis, WR Josh Morgan, S Brandon Meriweather, DE Adam Carriker, DB Cedric Griffin
Out: S LaRon Landry, S O.J. Atogwe

These are the games you live for. End of the season matchups with so much on the line against an opponent you know (and dislike) well. Only five weeks after their first meeting of the season, the Redskins and Eagles will get back together, this time in Philadelphia for the final 2012 regular season game at Lincoln Financial Field.

These are the games that require no hype. Both teams will be worn down by the long season in the rear view mirror. They could both be in playoff contention, both playing for pride, or one team playing the role of spoiler, but there will undoubtedly be no lack of effort on the field. While the Eagles have had the Redskins number of late (having won five of the last six meetings), the sting of the late-season defeat to the Redskins in 2008 still lingers with Eagles fans. So any opportunity to avenge that loss is always welcome and this could be another such opportunity.

Beyond that, who knows? What kind of season will Michael Vick have had in his third year under center as the team's starting quarterback. How will LeSean McCoy have backed up his breakout 2011 campaign? Will DeSean Jackson's first year with a new contract be one for the ages? How many sacks will Jim Washburn's dominant defensive line account for? Will Robert Griffin light the league on fire as a rookie?

These are all questions that we won't know the answer to for a long time. But that's the beauty of the NFC East, you don't need the background to know that when the Eagles fight with old foes it's guaranteed to be must-see football.

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