The Washington Redskins got humiliated in two games last season against the Philadelphia Eagles, so they will not be short of motivation when they open the 2019 NFL campaign at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles are stacked, though, and will be among the contenders for at least a division title. The Redskins and the Eagles are +900 and -160 to win the NFC East, respectively.
Betting Preview for the Washington Redskins vs Philadelphia Eagles NFL Regular Season Week 1 Game on September 8, 2019
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
When: Sunday, September 8, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Washington Redskins (0-0)
The Redskins drafted a promising quarterback this year in Ohio State Buckeyes program product Dwayne Haskins, but the rookie will have to wait a bit longer before he gets his time to start. Instead, the Redskins are going for veteran Case Keenum as their Week 1 starter against the Eagles. Keenum came over to the Redskins last March via a trade with the Denver Broncos. Last season, Keenum went 6-10-0 with 3,890 passing yards, 18 touchdown tosses, and 15 interceptions in 16 games for the Broncos. There aren’t many new faces in the Redskins offense, but they will finally debut last year’s second-round pick Derrius Guice, who is now healthy and ready to go. The former LSU Tigers running back is expected to take over the lead role in the Redskins’ backfield, though, he will have to share responsibilities with former league MVP Adrian Peterson. With not much threat in the passing attack, the Redskins will be relying mostly on their running game again — a year after ranking 11th in the league in rush play percentage. The Redskins’ defense has more promise with the addition of Reuben Foster, rookie Montez Sweat, and Landon Collins.
The under is 4-2 in the Redskins’ last six games.
Betting on the Philadelphia Eagles (0-0)
Without a doubt, the Eagles have the psychological edge over the Redskins, whom Philadelphia demolished in each of the two teams’ meetings last year. Philly beat the Redskins at home in Week 13 of last season, 28-13, then scored a 24-0 victory in the second meeting in Week 16 at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles’ defense was too stout for Washington on both occasions, and with the Redskins not tinkering much with their offense over the offseason, it could be the same old story for this matchup. That means the Eagles dominating on both ends of the field. Philly will still have Carson Wentz, who passed for 306 yards and two touchdowns with an interception on 27 of 39 passing in the aforementioned Week 13 win over Washington. Meanwhile, the Eagles’ backfield will have a reconfigured backfield with Jordan Howard finding a new home in Philly. Howard rushed for 935 yards and nine touchdowns with the Chicago Bears in 2018. The Eagles also drafted Miles Sanders, who is being projected as the Eagles’ leading running back sooner than later. Philly’s defense remains deep and should be a problem for Washington. The Eagles had seven sacks in two games against the Redskins last year.
The Eagles are 4-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last four meetings with Washington.
The Eagles win, 29-21.
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