Records: Redskins 8-6; Eagles 4-10
Line: Redskins by 6½ points; over/under: 45
TV announcers: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (FOX)
Radio: 97.3, 94.1 FM, 610 AM
Forecast: Sunny, with a high near 44. West wind around 10 mph. (NFLweather.com)
David Weinberg's pick: Eagles don't play role of spoiler too well. Redskins 24, Eagles 14 (season record: 7-7)
Last time met: Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III threw four touchdown passes and compiled a perfect 158.3 efficiency rating in a 31-6 victory over the Eagles on Nov. 18 at FedEx Field. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw two interceptions in his first NFL start. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter.
Eagles' best-case scenario: The Eagles finally give their fans something to cheer about by winning at Lincoln Financial Field for the first time since beating the New York Giants on Sept. 30. McCoy returns and rushes for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Foles doesn't commit any turnovers. Safeties Colt Anderson and Kurt Coleman help the defense contain Griffin and rookie running back Alfred Morris.
Eagles' worst-case scenario: They come up short at the Linc and finish with a 2-6 record at home. Fans respond by booing coach Andy Reid during what could be his final home game as Eagles coach. Griffin throws four more TD passes. Foles throws three interceptions. McCoy is a non-factor.
Keep an eye on: Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher (No. 59). The 15-year NFL veteran is still playing at a high level. Fletcher, 37, leads the Redskins with 116 tackles and is tied for the team lead with four interceptions.
Notable numbers: Redskins lead the series 80-71-6, but the Eagles have won five of last seven meetings. ... Eagles are missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1998-99. ... Redskins are going for their first series sweep since 2008. ... Eagles loss would give them their fewest home wins in a season since they went 2-5-1 in 1986. ... A 2-6 home record would be their worst since they went 1-7 in 1983. ... Redskins are trying for their first playoff berth since 2007. ... Redskins have won five straight. ... Morris is the NFL's third-leading rusher with 1,322 yards.
Assessing the offenses
Eagles: Foles took a step back after a big win at Tampa. His interception against the Bengals was one of three offensive turnovers. McCoy will be playing for the first time since Nov. 18. He'll share carries with inconsistent rookie Bryce Brown. The Eagles may be without a fullback as rookie Chris Polk is doubtful and starter Stanley Havili is out. The Eagles are expected to use backup tight end Emil Igwenagu at fullback. Tight end Brent Celek is back after missing a game with a concussion. The offensive line is coming off a terrible effort against the Bengals.
Redskins: Griffin is expected to start after missing a game with a knee injury. Fellow rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins played well in his place. Morris and Griffin are part of the league's top rushing offense at 164.8 yards per game. Wide receiver Santana Moss has seven receiving TDs.
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Assessing the defenses
Eagles: Lousy field position was more to blame for the 34 points allowed against the Bengals than the overall defense. Anderson will start at safety with Coleman in place of Nate Allen in an effort to solidify the run defense. Defensive end Brandon Graham has four sacks in the last three games. Rookie defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has two and a half in the last two. Middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans leads the team with 140 tackles. They haven't had an interception in eight straight games.
Redskins: They have allowed 28 or more points in three of the last four games since holding the Eagles to six points earlier this season. Their 17 interceptions are tied for fifth in the league. Fletcher and cornerback DeAngelo Hall have four apiece. Fletcher is the leader of a defense that has lost key players such as linebacker Brian Orakpo.
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Assessing the coaches
Eagles: This could be Reid's final home game.
Redskins: Shanahan has them on a roll.
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Eagles: Former running back Brian Westbrook will be honored at halftime.
Redskins: They're fighting for a playoff spot.
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Sally Jenkins, Washington Post
"Maybe one day Mike Shanahan will be freed from his captor, that starchy grim-faced figure who stands at the lectern in an iron emotionless grip. You wonder if the inner Shanny will ever appear from behind the facade, dart out like one of his bootlegs. Regardless, it's time to acknowledge that Shanahan, that crease-mouthed, dry-toned old-schooler, should be a candidate for NFL coach of the year."
Anderson (No. 30) vs. Morris (No. 46). Reid and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles have decided to stick with Anderson because of his aggressive style. Morris will be his biggest challenge.
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