Redskins-Eagles Predictions

Hey, you remember how this works, right? I hope so, we’ve done it for years.

Anyhoo, 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, 30-24

With the tempo of Chip Kelly’s offense, the Eagles’ defense will likely be on the field a lot. Which is excellent news for the Skins, because the Eagles’ defense is awful. Philly will score, but won’t be able to stop RGIII … enough to win, anyway.

Matt Terl: Redskins, 38-35

Thank goodness for this stupidly early kickoff otherwise I’d probably have an aneurysm waiting for the game to start.

JP Finlay: Redskins, 28-24

Skins are going to win. That offense will score. The Eagles will too, but the Skins D will make some stops and generate some turnovers. Expect a few Michael Vick holy shit plays, but RG3 will make a few too. Should be a lot of fun, with a lot of yards, but I think not quite as high scoring as most predict. Tight in the end.

Andy Peden: Redskins, 31-17

RGIII looks good and Morris looks better but the story is Haslett and the D. Since he doesn’t know what Kelly is going to do and Vick has historically struggled with the blitz, Jimmy decides to hammer Vick. He gets off two long TD passes in the 1st half but Vick gets knocked out in the 3rd Q.

Todd Davis: Redskins, 38-24

The schedule is brutal, RGIII’s knee is a concern, not actually convinced just yet Orakpo is any type of savior for a shaky D and the rookies will make mistakes in the back. But to hell with all that, I’m unbelievably bullish on this team. The ’91 team better look out in terms of historical Washington dominance. Most of all, I kind of love that the cap hit has hamstrung Dannyboy and forced continuity (even if a little help to cover the suspensions and injuries would have been nice). Unlike the Nats, who brought back almost everyone and apparently fell into a coma of sameness, this squad is going to be a stunningly efficient killing machine on offense and while giving up quite a bit on D, will balance it out with big plays.

This week, Eagles speed out of the gate, take a halftime lead, and Gruden gets all wound up, but it’s a long game and Washington explodes in the second half.

Jack Kogod: Redskins, 34-31

ROLL DAMN WARPATH*

(*change the name though)

Me: Redskins, 28-21

RGIII returns, Chip Kelly debuts, Week 1, MNF, Redskins-Eagles … this game is perfect.

Composite prediction: Redskins, 32-25

43 thoughts on “Redskins-Eagles Predictions”

  1. 34 – 20, Redskins. Alfred Morris and Roy Helu come up big for the team, and the Redskins collectively get near 200 yards rushing in the game. RG3 is solid, throws 2 TDs, no turnovers, and Morris/Helu get 2 rushing TDs. Cobra Kai goes 2-2. Since everyone is getting “2″, I’ll say Skins also force 2 turnovers after using their “speed package” with all 4 OLB on the field at the same time.

  2. Aw, fuck it. I’ll be the contrarian.

    Eagles 32
    Skins 24

    Just a hunch, but it feels like this Chip Kelly thing is going to get off to a Zorn-y start. Going something like 6-2 for the first half, before the wheels totally fall off and everyone realizes it’s not sustainable. Having no tape on this guy’s offense scares me.

    On a sidenote, the last Skins/Eagles MNF game I went to was right after TO was cut and he had the suicide/overdose. It was, without a doubt, the most insane sporting event I ever attended. I’m talking bonfires in the parking lot, TO effigies getting smashed by Eagles fans, and countless fights with one particularly nasty 5-on-5 square off brawl between Skins and Eagles fans. It was like some tripped-out post-apocalyptic scene from Thunderdome.

    I got tickets for this Monday, and am hoping this game tops it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmRAiUPdRjk

  3. So scared everyone likes the redskins so much, but I can’t help feeling like we’re going to win this one. 31-20 skins. New Philly offense looks scary at first, but haslet and co figure it out by second half and RGIII shows us why we should have known better than to think his knee would slow him down.

  4. Eagles 31 Skins 28

    I can’t shake the feeling that Chip Kelly’s offense will surprise folks more than we want to acknowledge. Just like Spurrier, I think Kelly will have some early success only to be crushed later on. Although I think the skins will end up with a better record than the iggles, drawing them in week one is a tough pull for them.

    I hope to God I’m wrong.

  5. The last time we had a late-season streak and went 10-6 was 2005. We then opened 2006 on MNF at home against a team we were favored to beat by a similar spread. L 19-16.

    The last time we played the Eagles on MNF, Michael Vick broke/won Fantasy Football. 59-28.

    I will take the composite (give or take) of those two:

    Eagles 38, Redskins 21

    I would also like to say that I have won this Prediction thing twice before and have never gotten my post published. Dallas 2011 and Carolina 2012.

    Here’s to another great season! #HTTR

  6. Redskins 30, Eagles 24.

    The Eagles will see some early success given the uptempo Chip offense and our big-eyed, young defensive backs. I see this game becoming a grudge match in the second half where the Redskins can take control. We’ll see if RGIII can still dominate the Eagles D as he did last season.

  7. Redskins 37, Eagles 24

    Three field goals (including a 50+ yarder) from the Bathman. Two TDs from RG3, including one mind-blowing connection between him and the Vampierre. Two FroMo TDs in 100 yard rushing performance without breaking a run for more than 23 yards. Two to six Shanny smiles.

  8. Obnoxious team name controversy: 31

    Obnoxious fan base, city, and metropolitan area: 24

    Redskins are up two touchdowns late. Philly scores a td, recovers onside kick, and we all needlessly develop irregular heartbeats on a last second hail mary heave from Vick, which is picked by D Hall in the end zone.

    RG3 looks good, not great, and the beat writers trip all over themselves trying to outdo one another in unique variants of “he’s just rusty.” Meanwhile FroMo rumbles quietly for 150 and 2 scores, saves a group of orphans from a mysterious fire in the parking lot, and gets a 3rd paragraph “Gee, this kid SURE IS HUMBLE” mention.

  9. 42-17 skins
    Vick gets the Malachi Crunch treatment from Kerrigan and Orakpo and is never heard from again.
    Fro Mo gets 159 yds, 3 tds.
    That bird man guy gets trucked by Chief Zees scooter.

  10. ‘Skins 37
    Eagles 23

    Random other predictions because why not!

    Rg3 with 3 combined TDs, fumble lost.
    Fromo with 125 and a TUDDY.
    F. Davis with 80 and a TUDDY.
    D. Jax burns Amerson and Rambo for a deep bomb, ‘Skins nation freaks out.
    Daryl Tapp with 2 sacks against ex-team.
    Forbath don’t miss.

  11. All the good scores have been taken. I predict RG3 goes down hard at least once and the crowd gets reeaaaalll quiet for a minute.

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