If you, as a fan, were asked to name the lowest point of the Redskins 2010 season, you’d have a lot of moments to choose from. The last time the Redskins and Eagles got together at FedEx it resulted in the “Monday Night Massacre”. McNabb got a new contract, Haynesworth was still around, the Eagles were firing on all cylinders for all four quarters and it got ugly, quick.
The Redskins have since then traded good old number five to a now-struggling Minnesota team and “the blob formerly known as Albert” to New England. The team has added a lot of good, young talent. They’ve finally ended the “Beckman” drama and their 3-1 record to this point seems to be better than their level of play.
Washington has made it past many of the significant milestones to erase last years woes. The next step it to put these Eagles to sleep on Sunday.
The Eagles are 1-4, down on their luck, they turn the ball over and they are so desperate even Andy Reid is allegedly seeking an advisor for his team.
This game is a “must-win” if the Redskins want to be taken seriously and if they want to put Philadelphia away for the 2011 season. If there was ever a time for Rex to not turn the ball over three times, it’s this Sunday. The Skins must have this game to finally put to bed the demons of the 2010 season.
A win for the Redskins means a 4-1 record, sole possession of first place in the NFC East and a 2-1 record in the division.