Saturday, February 6, 2016

Who's picking the Eagles?

Will the Eagles beat the Redskins Monday night? Will they cover the 3-point spread? Here's the weekly roundup of picks.

Who's picking the Eagles?

LeSean McCoy and the Eagles are 3-point favorites against the Redskins. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)
LeSean McCoy and the Eagles are 3-point favorites against the Redskins. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

Here's a roundup of who's picking the Eagles in their Week 10 matchup against the Redskins:'s Peter King likes the Eagles in a 24-13 victory:

"Got your Stat of the Week for you,'' Sal Paolantonio told me on Sirius NFL Radio the other day. "Donovan McNabb's 1-0 after being benched.'' Make that 1-1 by Monday night, Salvator. Last time McNabb came off a benching, he was facing Kurt Warner and one of the worst defenses (at the time) in football. This time, he's facing a hot Mike Vick and the league's third-rated D. But there'll be a lot of emotion in this game for McNabb, and a lot of motivation for him to play one of the games of his life. So we'll see.

Peter Schrager of goes with the Eagles, 23-16:

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Though he's nursing two sore hamstrings, Donovan McNabb is expected to start Monday night versus his former mates in Washington. He's even supposed to run the two-minute drill. I like Philly, here, though, regardless of who's under center for Washington. The Eagles could be down two starters in their defensive backfield, but have enough depth at both safety and corner to withstand the losses of Nate Allen and Ellis Hobbs this weekend.

Five of six experts likes the Eagles.

Pete Prisco of predicts a 23-16 victory:

When these two met earlier, it was the first meeting for Donovan McNabb against his former team. Now he's trying to save his job. He was pulled in his last game because the coaches said he wasn't in shape and didn't know the two-minute offense well enough. He has to redeem himself here. You can bet the crowd will turn ugly quickly if he doesn't. Mike Vick is playing well, which compounds the pressure. I think the Redskins find a way to pull this one off with a good defensive effort.

Three of five experts like the Eagles.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has the Eagles in a 27-21 victory:

From a national perspective, the McNabb-Shanahans feud simmered in the background last week, as a result of the Cowboys debacle and the Childress mutiny. This week, with the slate of games being capped by a Monday nighter between the Redskins and McNabb’s former team, all eyes will be on D.C. And if McNabb gets benched again, this instantly will become the biggest story in the league. And it could get very interesting. Look for Mike Vick to settle last month’s score with his former teammate.

Gregg Rosenthal of Pro Football Talk goes with the Birds also, 31-17:

The Eagles’ defense has quietly improved throughout the season. Washington’s offense has consistently looked like a mess, especially on the offensive line. Mike Shanahan’s mental games with Donovan McNabb can’t cover up a lack of cohesion in Washington. This is a swing game for both teams. The Redskins season is about to swing drastically south.

Five of seven experts go with the Birds.'s Bill Simmons has the Eagles covering the 3-point spread.

Two of three Yahoo Sports experts, and 84 percent of Yahoo Sports users like the Eagles.

82 percent of the action is on the Eagles to cover the 3-point spread, according

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