Eagles vs. Redskins 2016: Game Time, TV Schedule, Online Streaming, Channel, Odds and More
The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2016 NFL schedule continues this Sunday as the team is set to play a road game against the Washington Redskins (3-2). The Eagles (3-1) are trying to get a win after losing to the Lions last weekend.
This weekend represents a big opportunity for the Birds. Not only can the Eagles put a disappointing loss in Detroit behind them, but more importantly they can jump out to a 1-0 record in the division. Washington is the first NFC East opponent the Eagles will face this season.
Philadelphia’s defense will be looking to bounce back after a rough start last Sunday. After only allowing 20 points in their first three games, Jim Schwartz’s unit allowed 21 in the first half alone. The Eagles played well in the second half, however, so there’s reason for optimism.
Another factor working in the Eagles’ favor is that Washington will likely be without their best offensive player: Jordan Reed. The 26-year-old tight end has officially been ruled questionable but one reporter notes it will be a “major upset” if he plays. Kirk Cousins has struggled at times this year and taking away his best weapon might not help matters.
The Eagles will also be without one of their best offensive players on Sunday. Lane Johnson’s long-anticipated 10-game suspension finally became official this week so it will be Halapoulivaati Vaitai starting at right tackle. The fifth-round rookie has received a lot of praise from the coaching staff but he has a lot to prove when it comes to real game action. Vaitai has been inactive on game day each week so far this year. Now he’ll have to go up against Ryan Kerrigan, who is a very good outside linebacker.
One way the Eagles could look to make life easier on Vaitai is to give him chipping help from tight ends and running backs. Philadelphia should look to pound the rock against Washington’s last-ranked run defense.
Of course, the Eagles shouldn’t completely abandon their passing attack. Carson Wentz has been off to a great start this year. He’ll be looking to rebound after throwing his career interception last Sunday. This is Wentz’s first chance to make an impact within the division.
Doug Pederson’s team really needs a win this weekend. The Eagles have a tough stretch coming up after this week with a home game against the undefeated Vikings before going on the road to face the Cowboys and Giants.
Date: October 16, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Announcers: Kenny Albert, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter).
Location: FedEx Field | Landover, Maryland
TV coverage map: Click here to see if you get the game in your area.
NFL Network replay: TBA
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SIRIUS: 132 (Phi), 93 (Was).
XM: 387 (Phi), 228 (Was).
The Eagles are favored to beat Washington, per Bovada.
Philadelphia Eagles -3 (-115)
Washington Redskins +3 (-105)
Over/under: 45 points
The Eagles are 74-86-3 in 163 regular season games against Washington. In the last six matchups of this series, the Eagles are 3-3. These two teams last played in late December last year when Philadelphia lost at home by a final score of 38 to 24.
Eagles vs. Washington Game Predictions
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Eagles 2016 regular season schedule
Week 1 – Cleveland Browns (Sept. 11, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 2 – @ Chicago Bears (Sept. 19, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN)
Week 3 – Pittsburgh Steelers (Sept. 25, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Week 4 – BYE
Week 5 – @ Detroit Lions (Oct. 9, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 6 – @ Washington Redskins (Oct. 16, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 7 – Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 23, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 8 – @ Dallas Cowboys (Oct. 30, 8:30 PM ET, NBC)
Week 9 – @ New York Giants (Nov. 6, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 10 – Atlanta Falcons (Nov. 13, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 11 – @ Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 20, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Week 12 – Green Bay Packers (Nov. 28, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN)
Week 13 – @ Cincinnati Bengals (Dec. 4, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 14 – Washington Redskins (Dec. 11, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 – @ Baltimore Ravens (Dec. 18, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 16 – New York Giants (Dec. 22, 8:25 PM ET, NBC/NFLN)
Week 17 – Dallas Cowboys (Jan. 1, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)