Redskins Reality Checks – No news from owners meetings
By Tim Payne
3. The Reality Is, the Eagles aren’t a complete team.
Along with missing basically their entire starting WR corps, the Eagles are without Darren Sproles and left tackle Lane Johnson. This is a team that still has offensive weapons, starting with their two tight ends, Ertz and Goeddert, but that is somewhat limited offensively. The Redskins defense should be able to contain them and limit their effectiveness.
On defense, the Eagles are top three against the run, but can absolutely be vulnerable to an effective passing attack (as the Redskins proved in Week 1).
My Prediction: The Redskins will regress defensively and struggle to stop Carson Wentz and his current band of misfits. The Redskins offense will beat their heads against a wall (or more literally, ask Adrian Peterson to do so), still calling more running plays than passing plays in spite of the Eagles’ defensive strength being run-stopping.