Predicting Stat-Line For Matchup Vs. Redskins

The Eagles will be facing off against the Redskins, marking the first NFC East match up of the year. How will Nick Foles and the offense fare after two weeks of first-half beatdowns?

Quarterback

Nick Foles: 37/45: 404 yards 3 TD, 0 INT

The fact that by week three, it's a bold prediction for Foles to NOT throw an interception, is a problem. He's been inconsistent in the first half of both games so far, and has yet to throw a TD in that span. In the second half however, he's been dynamite. The third-year passer has looked like a mirror-image of his 2013 self. He's mounted two incredible comebacks, despite being PFF's last-ranked QB. For this stat line prediction however, there's no comeback to begin with. Expect Foles to start fast, and play solid football for 60 minutes.

Running Backs

LeSean McCoy: 14 carries, 104 yards, 1 TD. 48 rec yards

If you only watched Sportscenter, and didn't know much about the Eagles, you would assume Darren Sproles was their starting back. However, that job is still Shady McCoy's, though he hasn't made it very clear over recent weeks. Expect the star back to find his groove this week, putting up over 100 yards on the ground for the first time this season. (About time!)

Darren Sproles: 43 rush yards, 78 rec yards

He may not score a TD, but for the third straight week, Sproles finishes with more total yards than McCoy.

Wide Receivers

Jeremy Maclin: 6 rec 87 yards

Riley Cooper: 4 rec 62 yards, 1 TD

Three weeks in, Riley Cooper will finally make his presence known. Expect Foles to look No.14's way in a goal-line situation, leading to the duo's first TD of the year.

Jordan Matthews: 3 rec 32 yards

Josh Huff: 1 rec 12 yards

Predicting Huff will even suit up this week is bold. The rookie wideout didn't exactly sound confident about making his NFL debut this week, but "definitely next week" he said. Let's say he's feeling good and Kelly lets him play. Expect at least a solid reception, Kelly will want to get his former Oregon product going ASAP.

Tight Ends

Zach Ertz: 9 rec 123 yards, 1 TD

Second-year tight end Zach Ertz will continue his ariel domination on the league against the Redskins with his best game yet. Ertz will fall just one reception short of double-digit receptions, but he will tally well over a hundred yards and his second TD on the year. Looks like all those people predicting Ertz to have a huge year weren't that far off. He's a monster, plain and simple.

Brent Celek: 5 rec 45 yards

For all those who say Celek is past his peak and needs to let Ertz take over, you need to realize the massive impact he makes in the blocking game. He's so good at what he does, he's one step away from being a lineman who can catch. There's few true "team guys" left in the NFL, and Celek is one of them.


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