Ranking the 4 teams competing with Washington for playoff berth
By Jerry Trotta
3. Philadelphia Eagles
There’s one thing Washington fans need to be wary of when it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles, and that’s their prolific rushing attack. Nick Sirianni’s offense has rushed for at least 180 yards in four straight games, marking the longest streak in the NFL since 2018 when Lamar Jackson first burst onto the scene.
Like the Falcons, though, Philadelphia doesn’t have many impressive wins on its resume. Outside of a 30-13 thrashing on the road in Denver, the Eagles have yet to notch a victory against a team with a winning record.
At their best, the Eagles look as scary as any team in the NFC. When they’re not — and that is usually the case given Jalen Hurts’ inconsistencies as a passer — you wouldn’t feel confident picking them to beat the Giants.
Some might call the Eagles’ remaining schedule (all NFC east games) easy, but they’re going to get every team’s best effort in those games. After all, who wouldn’t want to play spoiler against Philly after they laid down against Washington on national television in the final week of the regular season last year?
Even though it benefitted Washington, that was a gross look.