Washington and Philadelphia will face off at 1 p.m. ET Sept. 8 at Lincoln Financial Field to kick off their 2019 seasons. Last year was nothing to brag about for Washington (7-9), so the squad is looking forward to a new start. On the other hand, Philadelphia is coming off a 9-7 season with hopes of advancing further than the second round of the playoffs, where they were eliminated by New Orleans 14-20.
A couple last-season stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Redskins ranked fourth worst with respect to passing yards per game last year, where the team accrued only 205.4 on average. But Philadelphia ranked third worst with respect to passing yards allowed per game last season, where the squad gave up 288.7 on average. So maybe these sore spots will just cancel each other out if things haven’t changed too much in the offseason.
Since the experts predict a loss, Washington will need to dig deep. We’ll soon see whether they can make the experts look bad.
How To Watch
When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Pennsylvania
Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Ticket Cost: $140.00
The Eagles are a big 10 point favorite against the Redskins.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Eagles, as the game opened with the Eagles as an 8.5 point favorite.
Philadelphia and Washington both have four wins in their last eight games.
Dec 30, 2018 – Washington 0 vs. Philadelphia 24
Dec 03, 2018 – Philadelphia 28 vs. Washington 13
Oct 23, 2017 – Philadelphia 34 vs. Washington 24
Sep 10, 2017 – Washington 17 vs. Philadelphia 30
Dec 11, 2016 – Philadelphia 22 vs. Washington 27
Oct 16, 2016 – Washington 27 vs. Philadelphia 20
Dec 26, 2015 – Philadelphia 24 vs. Washington 38
Oct 04, 2015 – Washington 23 vs. Philadelphia 20
The Philadelphia Eagles will kick off the NFL regular-season slate on Sunday against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. Quarterback Carson Wentz will return to the field and aim to produce a season-opening victory with the help of wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery and tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. Journeyman quarterback Case Keenum will be under center for the Redskins in his Washington debut. Ex-Eagles running back Wendell Smallwood, who was claimed off waivers by the Redskins this past weekend, will face off against this former team.
He left in the middle of a scoring drive that put the Eagles up 14-0 after a Nick Foles touchdown. They never scored again, and the season ended soon after.
There was some fear, at least outside the Eagles’ locker room, that Brooks’ injury — a torn Achilles — would cost him at least the start of the 2019 season.
The next day at NovaCare Complex, Brooks stood by his locker, on crutches and in a boot, and told reporters that he anticipated a 6-8 month recovery process from the injury.
In May, former NFL team doctor David Chao retweeted a video of Brooks at the Eagles’ facility with the comment that his return for Week 1 was “far from guaranteed.”
Here’s what you need to know:
Who: Redskins vs. Eagles
What: NFL, Week 1
When: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019
Where: Lincoln Financial Field
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern