PHILADELPHIA - At 6-7, the Eagles are in a five-way tie for the NFC’s 7th seed in the postseason. This week, they will meet one of those teams competing for the wild card spot: The Washington Football Team.
Washington vs Eagles Predictions Week 15
The Eagles have some positive momentum, coming off a win against the New York Jets two weeks ago and a bye last week. Versus the Jets, the Birds found their winning formula – run the football and don’t turn the football over. Backup quarterback Gardner Minshew was confident and efficient and paired with over 150 total yards for the running backs, it was a convincing win for the Eagles.
It’s unknown if Jalen Hurts will return from injury against Washington, but if he doesn’t, the offense is in good hands with Minshew and the running game.
For the Washington Football Team, it was a return to old problems against the Dallas Cowboys. A sloppy start allowed Dallas to claim a 24-0 first-half lead. Despite a valiant comeback effort, the Football Team came up short, snapping a four-game winning streak.
A key figure in the game is Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke. The young backup has put together a string of quality starts this season but regressed last week. He hopes to rebound against an Eagles defense that had some trouble against the Jets in the first half.
The difference between these two rivals on Sunday will be the turnover battle. Washington turned it over four times last week, proving to be the difference. The Eagles hope to force more errors while keeping the ball in their own hands. Washington has a much tougher defense than New York, but sticking with the running game and short passes should be the goal for Nick Sirianni’s group.
I think the Eagles will get a key division win and put themselves in a good position for making the playoffs – but it will be a close one. Final Score: Eagles, 27. Football Team, 24.