Monday, September 1, 2014
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Who's picking the Eagles?

Here's the roundup of who's picking the Eagles. And don't forget, I'll be chatting as usual during the game, starting at 1 p.m.

Who's picking the Eagles?

Michael Vick and the Eagles will try to snap their four-game losing streak against Rex Grossman and the Redskins. (Staff and AP Photos)
Michael Vick and the Eagles will try to snap their four-game losing streak against Rex Grossman and the Redskins. (Staff and AP Photos)

Here's the roundup of who's picking the Eagles. And don't forget, I'll be chatting as usual during the game, starting at 1 p.m.

SI.com's Peter King expects the Eagles to bounce back with a 29-17 win:

Don't ask me why. If I have to pick one reason, I pick Mike Vick remembering what he did the last time he was at FedEx, which is play the best game a quarterback has played in recent years: four passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns, 413 total yards, no turnovers. But really, I just think at some point the Eagles are going to play like the players they are.

Bill Simmons of Grantland has the Redskins covering the 1.5-point spread as home underdogs:

Revenge for last year's Monday-night game when Vick finished with 277 fantasy points. If the Redskins win, it will be one of those "outgained by 220 yards but won the turnover battle and managed the clock/challenge/last-minute stuff infinitely better" games … you know, like how the Eagles lose every week.

Peter Schrager of FoxSports.com likes the Redskins, 27-23:

I’m waiting for the following classified ad to show up in the Philadelphia Inquirer at some point this week: “Do you have two short and slow friends who don’t have much NFL experience? If so, the three of you should show up to Eagles practice this week, walk into our facilities, and start at linebacker for us on Sunday. Come one, come all!” As I predicted he would do in this column last week, Fred Jackson ate that awful Eagles linebacking corps alive last Sunday. With 13 days to prepare and LaRon Landry, Brian Orakpo, and London Fletcher all playing All-Pro caliber football, look for the Redskins to put the final nail in the “Dream Team” coffin in this one.

Three of five CBSSports.com experts like the Redskins. Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com has the Redskins earning a 23-17 victory:

The Eagles are spiraling downward and now must face a division foe on the road, one that is coming off a bye week. The Eagles offensive line has really struggled and the Redskins will get after Mike Vick. The Redskins will be able to run on the Eagles and control the clock. The Eagles fall to 1-5.

Albert Breer of NFL.com predicts a 23-20 Redskins victory:

Part of me says the Eagles rally. But I don't like the Eagles' line against Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan, and I'm not sure Philly can squeeze mistakes out of Rex Grossman.

Five of eight ESPN experts are going with the Redskins.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk likes the Redskins, 27-23. But Gregg Rosenthal thinks the Eagles produce a 27-23 victory:

In theory, this should be Jim Haslett’s salvation game. The Redskins defensive coordinator can watch his vastly improved group force Michael Vick into mistakes. Unfortunately for Haslett, Rex Grossman will make more mistakes. That will make it Juan Castillo’s salvation game.


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