Washington Redskins new quarterback, Donovan McNabb returns to Lincoln Field to take on the Philadelphia Eagles, a team he led to four consecutive NFC Championship games, October 3rd. This game will be an emotional rollercoaster for the Philadelphia Eagles fans, Donovan McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles players.
Michael Vick has emerged from the back up quarterback position and has assumed the role of starting quarterback role for the Philadelphia Eagles over Kevin Kolb. Vick beat the Jacksonville Jaguars with his feet and his arm last weekend. Vick hit DeSean Jackson with a deep pass play and had several catch-able balls dropped on deep pass plays.
Passing Attack of Both Philadelphia Eagles & Washington Redskins Not Afraid to Air it Out
New Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb returns to his old haunt in Philadelphia to take on his former team and to try to recapture the magic he created in Philadelphia against his former team. McNabb has been doing well with his new team despite not having many receivers to involve in his passing game. McNabb has found Chris Cooley and Santana Moss as his two reliable receivers but he could use one or two more.
Michael Vick is back to his old self as the starting Philadelphia Eagles quarterback. Vick was running at will and throwing deep in his game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday and it should be more of the same against the Washington Redskins defense. Vick isn’t unstoppable and the Washington Redskins will have time to scheme against him. The Philadelphia Eagles have the edge in the passing game over the Washington Redskins.
Ground Game of Philadelphia Eagles & Washington Redskins Factor into This Game
LeSean McCoy is a big part of the Philadelphia Eagles running game but now the key to the running game for Philadelphia is quarterback Michael Vick. Vick has taken over the last two games with his feet just as much as he has with his arm. Not to be out done, McCoy will also be catching the ball in this offense out of the backfield and in the slot.
Clinton Portis showed signs of life after the release of Larry Johnson by the Washington Redskins. Portis is now the unquestioned number one back and he will perform on a larger scale in this game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Portis showed on Sunday against the St Louis Rams he can still be explosive from behind the line of scrimmage. Ground game edge goes to the Philadelphia Eagles over the Washington Redskins.
Washington Redskins vs Philadelphia Eagles -4.5: Pick Against the Spread & Final Word
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has installed the Michael Vick led Philadelphia Eagles as a 4.5 point faorite over the Washington Redskins. This is an NFC East battle and most of these games have been difficult to predict in recent years. Michael VIck’s athleticism will be the difference in this game over the emotional return over Donovan McNabb. Take the Philadelphia Eagles -4.5 points to beat the Washington Redskins.
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