Hey, let’s play Predictions again! Last game’s winner, Sisson, failed to collect. Hopefully he does that now. A reminder on how it works:
Our Redskins-loving “staff” makes predictions in the post, readers make predictions in the comments, and the commenter who comes closest to predicting the final score gets to make a guest post. Hip-hip!
Chris Mottram: Redskins, 27-17
Both defenses are horrible, scoring-wise. The Eagles are giving up 25 points/game, while the Skins allow 28. On the flip side, Washington is scoring eight more points per game than Philly. Of course, that number is based on a Vick-led offense. Foles is starting, which means we have no clue how their offense will perform. I’m guessing not much better than with Vick, at least not in his first NFL start.
Matt Terl: Redskins, 14-13
Let’s look at the bright side: if the Eagles had fired Andy Reid, the Redskins would be facing a interim head coach AND rookie QB, and would therefore lose something like 83-9. As it stands I think they manage to win, but they make it as stressful and unfun to watch as possible.
JP Finlay: Redskins, 24-14
Considering the coach thinks he needs a passport to travel to Pittsburgh, I’d say confidence is pretty low. I thought they’d lose last game, and they did. For whatever reason I think they win this game. If nothing else it lets the crazies think we still have a playoff shot.
Andy Peden: Redskins, 25-21
I figure the best way to ruin my Thanksgiving is for the Skins to beat the Eagles, giving us a little hope, only to get punched in the gut by Dallas.
Todd Davis: Eagles, 35-13
Why, why, why has everyone started using the “there’s time to make a run” logic just one short bye week after losing the “must-win”?! This is the Skins under Snyder, you can’t fight what is.
Jack Kogod: Eagles, 24-20
I heard that we’re something like 1-10 against teams coming in on five-game losing streaks. Philly wins, but it’s OK because the Wizards are totally winning this weekend. Maybe.
Me: Redskins, 24-17
For all the Sturm und Drang, the Skins are only -22 in point differential while Philly is an NFC-worst -65, plus Philly is starting Kevin Kolb 2.0. I’m expecting — and hoping/praying for — a spirit-lifting win.
Composite prediction: Redskins, 21-20