Game 6: Eagles @ Skins

When: Sunday October 16th @ 1 PM
Where: Fed Ex Field- Landover, MD
Weather: Sunny, 68 degrees with 0% chance of rain
Radio: SportsTalk 980
TV: FOX5 Kenny Albert, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter)
Line: Redskins -2.5 (O/U 44.5 points)

The Eagles and Redskins meet for the 162nd time on Sunday afternoon at Fed Ex Field. Washington leads the series 83-73-5, including the last three straight. Skins head coach Jay Gruden has had early success against Philly, with a 3-1 mark, while Philadelphia rookie Doug Pederson faces the Burgundy and Gold for the first time.

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FOX Sports has the doubleheader on Sunday, with much of the nation getting the Eagles-Giants at 1 PM. (shown in red above on map) The entire nation (except Atlanta and Seattle markets) will get Dallas @ Green Bay @ 4 PM. Baltimore @ the Giants is the single game on CBS, so the entire NFC East will be in on the tube on Sunday afternoon.

PRIME TIME SLATE
Thursday: Denver @ San Diego (CBS)
Sunday: Indianapolis @ Houston (NBC)
Monday: NY Jets @ Arizona (ESPN)

GAME 6 OPPONENT

The Philadelphia Eagles enter Week 6 with a 3-1 record and second-place ranking in the NFC East this season. Philadelphia finished the 2015 season with a 7-9 record and a second-place finish in the division. This is the Eagles’ first season under Head Coach Doug Pederson.

Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz was selected by the Eagles in the first round (No. 2 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft last April. This season, Wentz has completed 91-of-135 pass attempts (67.4 percent) for 1,007 yards and seven touchdowns.

Running back Ryan Mathews leads the Eagles in rushing with 44 attempts for 146 yards and a team-high three rushing touchdowns on the season. Darren Sproles has added to both the rushing and receiving efforts this season, posting 24 carries for 96 yards as well as 14 receptions for 183 receiving yards with a touchdown through five weeks.

Wide receiver Jordan Matthews is in his third season with the Eagles after recording 997 receiving yards in his 2015 campaign. He leads the Eagles in every receiving category this season, posting 19 receptions for 269 yards with two touchdown receptions.

Safety Rodney McLeod is the Eagles’ leading tackler this season, recording 22 tackles (21 solo) in addition to posting a team high two interceptions. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (4.0) and defensive end Brandon Graham (3.0) have combined for seven of the team’s 13 sacks.

Kicker Caleb Sturgis has made 10-of-11 field goal attempts (90.9 percent) on the season after going 18-for-22 (81.8 percent) on field goals last season. Punter Donnie Jones has averaged 44.4 yards per punt on 17 punts this season. Sproles is the team’s primary punt returner and has returned seven punts for 81 yards on the season. Josh Huff leads the Eagles with three kickoff returns for 67 yards.

FROM THE PARK

GAME NOTES

EAGLES: Rookie QB CARSON WENTZ has 100+ rating in 3 of 4 career games. Passed for 238 yards & 2 TDs last week…RB RYAN MATHEWS had rush TD in last meeting. Had 75 scrimmage yards (42 rush, 33 rec.) & TD catch in Week 5…WR JORDAN MATTHEWS had 6 receptions for 104 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 4 rec. TDs in past 3 vs. NFC East. TE ZACH ERTZ had 13 receptions for 122 yards in last meeting. Had 15 receptions for 115 yards in 12/20/14 meeting…DE FLETCHER COX had 2 sacks in last meeting. Has 3 sacks & FF in past 2. DE VINNY CURRY had sack last week. DE BRANDON GRAHAM has sack in 3 of past 4. DT BENNIE LOGAN aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB MYCHAL KENDRICKS has 10+ tackles in 2 of past 3 vs. Was. S RODNEY MC LEOD led team with 9 tackles last week. Leads team with 22 tackles. S JAYLEN WATKINS has 5 PD in past 6.

REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 365 yards & 4 TDs for 120.3 rating in last meeting. Averaging 360.7 yards per game with 8 TDs & 1 INT for 105.1 rating in 3 career meetings. Has 100+ rating in 2 of past 3…RB MATT JONES aims for 3rd in row at home with TD… WR-PR JAMISON CROWDER had 85-yard PR-TD in Week 5. WR PIERRE GARÇON had TD catch last week. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Phi with rec. TD. WR DE SEAN JACKSON averaging 94.3 yards per game in 3 meetings with TD. TE JORDAN REED has 7+ receptions in 3 of past 4 at home…DE ZIGGY HOOD had sack last week. LB WILL COMPTON leads team with 45 tackles. Has 9+ tackles in 4 of past 5. LB RYAN KERRIGAN had sack in Week 5. LB TRENT MURPHY has 3 sacks in past 2 at home. CB JOSH NORMAN aims for 4th in row vs. Phi with PD. CB GREG TOLER had INT in last meeting (9/15/14 with Ind.). S DUKE IHENACHO had 9 tackles last week.

Cover Photo Courtesy @Redskins.com

INJURY REPORT

BONUS HYPE!