Redskins vs. Eagles: Five bold predictions for Week 15
By Ian Cummings
No. 2 – Adrian Peterson rushes for under three yards per carry
Bill Callahan has a heavy influence on the Redskins offense. Even though Kevin O’Connell holds the title of offensive coordinator, it’s clearly still Callahan’s offense, and until he’s gone, the Redskins will be plagued by the trademark inefficiencies of a Callahan offense.
One such inefficiency? Stubbornly clinging to the running game in un-optimal situations, against un-optimal opponents. Without Derrius Guice, Callahan’s subpar running game won’t have the talent it needs to transcend negative tendencies with positive variances.
Look for the running game to reach a low point in terms of efficiency on Sunday. Adrian Peterson is the starter again, and the Eagles run defense is No. 3 in the NFL in yards allowed per game, with just 89.6. The Eagles front stops the run well, and against a coach who doesn’t know how to implement the running game efficiently, they’ll see additional success in Week 15.