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Redskins vs. Eagles - Tale of the Tape - Week 11


Redskins vs. Eagles.  This is a tale of the tape style, statistical comparison between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles leading up their Week 11 contest.  We also examine which has the advantage in key categories over the other.

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1.  Home/Road Record:  Advantage Redskins – The Eagles haven’t won a home game, and the Redskins have one road win.

2.  Total Offense:  Advantage Eagles – The Eagles average 413 yards per game compared to 410 for the Redskins.

3.  Passing Offense:  Advantage Eagles – The Eagles average 260 yards per game compared to 259 for the Redskins.

4.  Rushing Offense:  Advantage Eagles - The Eagles average 153 yard per game compared to 151 for the Redskins

5.  Receiving Offense:  Advantage Eagles – The Eagles average 14.4 yards a catch compared to 11.9 for the Redskins.

6.  Total Defense:  Advantage Redskins – The Redskins allow 388 yards per game compared to 417 for the Eagles.

7.  Passing Defense:  Advantage Redskins – The Redskins allow 274 yards per game compared to 306 for the Redskins.

8.  Rushing Defense:  Advantage Eagles – The Eagles allow 110 yards per game compared to 113 for the Redskins.

10.  Turnover Differential:  Advantage Eagles – The Eagles are + 2 in turnover differential compared to even for the Redskins.

The Eagles have the advantage in six out of ten statistical categories.  However, some of the numbers between the two are so close that it’s not really a strategic advantage.  But one thing that stands out is that the Eagles have yet to win a home game this season.  All their wins have come on the road, so this should be an advantage for the Redskins.

The Eagles are giving up a whopping 306 yards passing per game on defense.  So this is something the Redskins should be able to exploit.  The fact that the Eagles only give up 106 yards rushing suggests that since they have typically been in offensive shootouts, their opponents haven’t tried to run the ball as much.

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