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Key Matchups: Eagles-Redskins

Let's take a look at some of the key matchups to keep an eye on this Monday night when the Eagles travel to take on the Redskins.

*WR DeSean Jackson vs. CB DeAngelo Hall *
DeAngelo Hall has had quite a season and one of his biggest games was against the Eagles in Week 4. Hall was in on the tackle that injured Michael Vick. He also intercepted the Hail Mary attempt at the end of the game to seal the win for the Redskins. Of course, Hall also had the historic four-interception performance against the Bears. Vick is healthy and he and DeSean Jackson have connected for over 100 yards in each of the three games that the two started and finished together.

LB Stewart Bradley vs. TE Chris CooleyDonovan McNabb connected with Chris Cooley for a 31-yard touchdown in the first meeting, but middle linebacker Stewart Bradley's play has been much improved of late. Cooley has only one other touchdown on the year, but he's asked to do a lot in Mike Shanahan's offense. Cooley is a very good route runner and effective off of the play action. The Redskins will use that to try and bait Bradley to get Cooley open deep and take advantage of McNabb's big cannon for an arm.

DE Juqua Parker vs. OT Jammal BrownWhether it's Ryan Torain or Keiland Williams suiting up for the Redskins at running back, you know that they will try to test the edges of the run defense with the stretch play that was quite successful in the last meeting. The difference this time around is that Juqua Parker is the starter at left defensive end and he was inserted to help seal the edge, which he's done a very good job of doing. Since the Redskins gained 169 yards on the ground, the Eagles haven't allowed a team - let alone an individual - to gain 100 yards. Brown has been battling the hip injury that sidelined him in 2009, so Stephon Heyer could start in Brown's place.

C Mike McGlynn vs. DT Albert HaynesworthSay what you want about his work ethic and attitude, but when Albert Haynesworth comes to play he is as disruptive a force as there is in the NFL. And in the Week 4 game between the two teams, he was credited with four total tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass deflection. The Redskins defense is ranked 31st in yards allowed and 31st in pass defense, but if Haynesworth can collapse the pocket the Redskins' penchant for creating turnovers - they are tied for second in the league - will continue.

For the complete Eagles-Redskins Game Preview, click here.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 10:40 a.m., November 11

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