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Who's picking the Eagles?

A reminder that I'll be hosting our live, in-game chat during Eagles-'Skins Sunday afternoon. And if the Phils happen to lose tonight and play Game 4 at 1 p.m., I demand every Best Buy in the Delaware Valley offer TVs for 40 percent off so we can all set up two screens and don't have to decide what to watch. Glad we got that out of the way. Now it's time for our weekly look at who's picking the Eagles in their Week 5 matchup against the Redskins: Les Bowen of the Daily News has the Eagles, 20-17. Paul Domowitch of the Daily News picks the Birds, 24-20. SI.com's Peter King goes with the Eagles, 26-14: Great, great football game. What's incredible to me is, we're four weeks into this season, and the four NFC East teams have lost a total of one game outside the division. The power of the NFL has shifted from Indy-Foxboro-San Diego to this division. Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com has the Eagles winning, 30-17: The Eagles lost a tough one on the road last week, while the Redskins looked good in beating the Cowboys. But that was on the road and playing back-to-back road division games is tough. The Eagles will be the more focused team here and they find a way to cool off the Redskins. Three of six CBSSports.com experts like the Eagles to cover the 5.5-point spread. CBSSports.com's Harmon Forecast goes with the Eagles, 23-17: QB Jason Campbell hopes to post a passer rating of at least 100 in his fourth straight game. He faces an Eagles defense that gave up three touchdowns last week. The Eagles' rushing attack will have to do better in short-yardage situations. Last week, they failed three straight times to punch the ball into the end zone from the one-yard line. ESPN.com's Bill Simmons picks the Eagles to cover: I have no evidence to back up this statement and didn't feel like looking it up because the baseball playoffs are on and I'm lazy, but here it goes: In the past three weeks, the Eagles broke the records for "most guys tackled inside the 1-yard line," "most plays run inside the 2-yard line" and "most times inexplicably avoiding a QB sneak." It has happened between 18 and 20 times. That's my guess. Trust me, I have Donovan McNabb on my West Coast fantasy team. As for the Redskins, I'm not ready to believe. Win this one and I'm in. All six FoxSports.com experts pick the Eagles. Seven of eight USA Today experts go with the Birds. Three of five ESPN Sunday Countdown members pick the Eagles. Seven of eight ESPN experts like the Eagles. Two of three Yahoo Sports experts pick the Eagles.

Who's picking the Eagles?

A reminder that I'll be hosting our live, in-game chat during Eagles-'Skins Sunday afternoon. And if the Phils happen to lose tonight and play Game 4 at 1 p.m., I demand every Best Buy in the Delaware Valley offer TVs for 40 percent off  so we can all set up two screens and don't have to decide what to watch.

Glad we got that out of the way. Now it's time for our weekly look at who's picking the Eagles in their Week 5 matchup against the Redskins:

Les Bowen of the Daily News has the Eagles, 20-17.

Paul Domowitch of the Daily News picks the Birds, 24-20.

SI.com's Peter King goes with the Eagles, 26-14:

Great, great football game. What's incredible to me is, we're four weeks into this season, and the four NFC East teams have lost a total of one game outside the division. The power of the NFL has shifted from Indy-Foxboro-San Diego to this division.

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com has the Eagles winning, 30-17:

The Eagles lost a tough one on the road last week, while the Redskins looked good in beating the Cowboys. But that was on the road and playing back-to-back road division games is tough. The Eagles will be the more focused team here and they find a way to cool off the Redskins.

Three of six CBSSports.com experts like the Eagles to cover the 5.5-point spread.

CBSSports.com's Harmon Forecast goes with the Eagles, 23-17:

QB Jason Campbell hopes to post a passer rating of at least 100 in his fourth straight game. He faces an Eagles defense that gave up three touchdowns last week. The Eagles' rushing attack will have to do better in short-yardage situations. Last week, they failed three straight times to punch the ball into the end zone from the one-yard line.

ESPN.com's
Bill Simmons picks the Eagles to cover:

I have no evidence to back up this statement and didn't feel like looking it up because the baseball playoffs are on and I'm lazy, but here it goes: In the past three weeks, the Eagles broke the records for "most guys tackled inside the 1-yard line," "most plays run inside the 2-yard line" and "most times inexplicably avoiding a QB sneak." It has happened between 18 and 20 times. That's my guess. Trust me, I have Donovan McNabb on my West Coast fantasy team. As for the Redskins, I'm not ready to believe. Win this one and I'm in.

All six FoxSports.com experts pick the Eagles.

Seven of eight USA Today experts go with the Birds.

Three of five ESPN Sunday Countdown members pick the Eagles.

Seven of eight ESPN experts like the Eagles.

Two of three Yahoo Sports experts pick the Eagles.

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