QB Jason Campbell: The Eagles have 17 sacks in their first four games (albeit nine coming in one game). They've also forced nine turnovers. Opposing QBs have done rather average against them, with an 82.0 passer rating and six touchdown throws. If you want to play Campbell, go ahead. But we'd expect a couple mistakes this week to go with any successes.
RB Clinton Portis: He rushed for more 121 yards vs. Dallas, a feat considering no other back since the start of 2007 had cracked 100 yards against the Cowboys. That is, besides Portis in the '07 finale. The Eagles allow just 2.6 yards per carry and have given up one touchdown on the ground. Portis is the best back they will have faced, but this is a grind-it-out ugly-number game.
WR Santana Moss: There's no reason not to play him, despite three strong corners on Philly. The Redskins will need to hit a bunch of short, quick passes to sustain drives against this blitz-happy D. But those blitzes leave open the possibility of big plays. The Eagles allow opposing receivers to gain 12.3 yards per catch.
TE Chris Cooley: Like Moss, there's no reason not to play him because of his importance in the passing game, especially against this sort of defense. But just know that in his eight career games vs. Philly, he has 30 catches and one touchdown. That's rather pedestrian.
Redskins D: With Shawn Springs possibly out for Washington and Brian Westbrook likely in for the Eagles, the Redskins' D could play a good game and still have rough numbers.
John Keim covers the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and is a contributing editor for Warpathinsiders.com. He has covered the team since 1994. Some of his other stories can be found at dcexaminer.com
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