Eagles vs Redskins: Welcome to Tonight Monday Night Football Redskins vs Eagles, The Washington Redskins are taking on the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night in Week 13. Here’s a look at our bold predictions for the Eagles running back Josh Adams WILL suit up on Monday Night Football against the Washington Redskins despite being ruled “questionable”
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- When: Monday at 8:15 PM ET
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Pennsylvania
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The Philadelphia Eagles host the Washington Redskins on “Monday Night Football” in a critical NFC East showdown. The Redskins (6-5) are tied with the Cowboys for the division lead, while the Eagles (5-6) are just one game back. Philly is a six-point home favorite in the latest Redskins vs. Eagles odds, with the over-under at 45. Washington has dropped two straight since losing quarterback Alex Smith for the season, while Philadelphia just snapped a two-game skid with a last-minute win over the Giants. These teams are quite familiar with each other, so before making any Redskins vs. Eagles picks, you’ll need to see what the SportsLine Projection Model says.
SportsLine’s proprietary computer model went 176-80 straight up last season and beat over 95 percent of CBS Sports Office Pool players in 2016 and ’17. It also performed better than 98 percent of experts tracked by NFLPickWatch.com during that span. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who have followed it the past two seasons are up nearly $4,000.
The model has continued to nail its top-rated picks in 2018, entering Week 13 on a blistering 13-2 run. For the season, it is now 27-11 on all top-rated picks, extending its two-year run to a strong 75-45. And when it comes to all straight-up picks, the model went 12-3 last week and is 118-56 for the season, ranking in the top five on NFLPickWatch.com.
Now, the model has simulated Redskins vs. Eagles 10,000 times. We will tell you it’s leaning towards the under, but it has also locked in a bold point-spread pick that hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see that pick at SportsLine.
The model knows Colt McCoy was a mixed bag in his first start since replacing Smith at quarterback. He went 24 of 38 for 268 yards and two touchdowns, but also had three interceptions in a 31-23 Thanksgiving loss at Dallas. He’ll face an Eagles defense that has just five picks all season and a secondary decimated by injuries that’s allowing nearly 300 yards per game.
But as Adrian Peterson goes, so go the Redskins. In Washington’s six victories, the former NFL MVP is averaging 105 rushing yards. In the team’s five defeats, that number plummets to 25.8. The Eagles are allowing 104 yards per game on the ground.
But just because the Redskins can run the football with authority doesn’t mean they’ll cover the “Monday Night Football” spread.
The Eagles are getting the old Carson Wentz back. Discounting a brutal three-interception effort against the Saints two weeks ago, Wentz has 16 touchdowns versus just three interceptions this season. His QB rating is over 100.
His top connection has been tight end Zach Ertz, who has emerged as the premier player at his position. Ertz is No. 3 in the NFL in receptions (84), while his 895 yards ranks second among tight ends. He’s on pace for the most receptions in a season by a tight end ever.
The Eagles’ defense has allowed no more than 22 points in any of its four wins and no fewer than 21 in its six losses. Washington hasn’t managed more than 23 points in any game since Week 3. Eagles running back Josh Adams WILL suit up on Monday Night Football against the Washington Redskins despite being ruled “questionable” on Philadelphia’s final injury report, according to NBCSP’s Derrick Gunn.
Adams was a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday but he was limited during Saturday’s session due to a hip issue. Apparently the injury isn’t severe enough to prevent him from playing.
It’s good news for the Eagles that Adams WILL play. The rookie rusher has been Philly’s most efficient running option in recent weeks. Adams has 49 carries for 262 yards (5.3 average) and two touchdowns in his last five games played. He actually leads the Eagles in rushing yards this year.
It’ll be interesting to see how much playing time Adams gets on Monday night. The Eagles gave Adams 22 carries last week against the Giants. But with Adams potentially less than 100% and Darren Sproles expected to return to the rotation, it’s fair to wonder if his role will be impacted.
On paper, at least, it looks like the Eagles could have success running the ball this week. Washington’s run defense ranks 26th overall in DVOA. Opposing running backs have been productive against them in recent weeks.
We’ll see if Adams can keep his hot streak going in a crucial primetime game against a division rival.