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Preview: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles, TV: FOX

eaglehelmet100909_optBY SAM HITCHCOCK
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Jim Zorn is just finishing up the season at this point. The Redskins' fate, as well as Zorn's future with the team, are sealed. Jason Campbell's future with the team also looks bleak after another dreadful performance, unable to manufacture more than six points against a soft Cowboys defense. With Ladell Betts out for the season and Portis still injured, the Redskins (3-7) had the minor blip of a bright spot from running back, Rock Cartwright. Cartwright put together a nice performance in his first NFL action, despite not being able to find the end zone.

 

The Eagles come in 6-4 and with the consistency of a weatherman's predictions. The Eagles squeaked by the Bears, thanks to another self-destructive effort from Jay Cutler and a bit more variety in play calling from Andy Reid. The 21 runs to 33 throws ratio really keyed their success. The Eagles have the talent to be a very dangerous team, barring Reid falling in love with the pass again. DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin were sound, putting up impressive numbers, with Jackson breaking for one of his patented 40-yards-or-more touchdowns.

With the Eagles boasting a fairly impressive pass defense, Jason Campbell will have to hope Cartwright can find some magic for the Redskins this Sunday if they have any hope of scoring a touchdown. Highest paid defensive player in the league, Redskins' defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is listed as questionable after missing last week's Cowboys game with an ankle sprain. With Hanynesworth hampered, LeSean McCoy should be featured heavily, and will most likely be able to get large chunks of yards. With the Redskins possessing few positives to rely on and a demoralized coach, the Eagles should be able to win this one with relative ease.

Prediction: Eagles 17, Redskins 7

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