By Peter Brennan
The 6-7 Eagles have another must-win game today in Washington:
Kickoff time: 1 p.m. ET
Announcers: Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Chris Spielman (analyst), Shannon Spake (reporter)
Opening line: EAGLES -6
Key Eagles injuries and absences: Running back Jordan Howard (shoulder), receiver Alshon Jeffery (foot), receiver DeSean Jackson (abdomen), receiver Nelson Agholor (knee), receiver J.J. Arcega Whiteside (leg), right tackle Lane Johnson (ankle), defensive end Derek Barnett (ankle), outside linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill (concussion), cornerback Jalen Mills (elbow)
Key Washington injuries and absences: Running back Derrius Guice (MCL), receiver Paul Richardson Jr. (hamstring), receiver Trey Quinn (concussion), tight end Jordan Reed (concussion), tight end Vernon Davis (concussion), outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (calf), linebacker Ryan Anderson (shoulder), cornerback Quinton Dunbar (hamstring), defensive back Deshazor Everett (shoulder)
Last week, the Eagles beat the Eli Manning–led Giants 23-17 in overtime, tying the Eagles and Dallas at the top of the NFC East at 6-7 apiece.
The Eagles have been outscored by their opponents 301-297 this year but are still heavy favorites against Washington.
Washington’s main hope is a big game for rookie receiver Terry McLaurin, who boasts the kind of speed the Birds secondary has struggled with all year, including last week when it allowed 154 yards and two touchdowns in the first half to Giants rookie Darius Slayton.
On defense, Washington will have a far easier time getting to Carson Wentz if Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson misses this game.