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September 13, 2020

Open thread recap: Washington 27, Eagles 17

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Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young pressures Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.

The Philadelphia Eagles will kick off their 2019 season at 1:00 p.m. today against the Washington Football Team, as they try to get back to the playoffs for the fourth straight season.

As usual, the Eagles have more than their share of injuries, and the season hasn't even begun yet. The Football Team team, meanwhile, is in decent shape injury-wise heading into Week 1. You can find the final Eagles-Football Team injury report here.

As we noted in our five matchups to watch, the strength of Washington's team is up front on defense, with a defensive line that is both extremely talented, and deep. That's especially concerning for an Eagles offensive line that has already lost a pair of starters for the season. Otherwise, this Football Team roster is bad. It will be alarming if the Eagles cannot overcome a potential DL-OL matchup deficiency, and overwhelm them in other ways.

MORE: Eagles-Washington Week 1 inactives, with analysis | Ertz and GM Howie Roseman reportedly had 'airing of grievances' after recent practice | Week 1 non-Eagles rooting guide

The Eagles are six-point favorites at FanDuel heading into this matchup, according to Here are our staff writer picks, and who some others around the country are pickingFor the gambling enthusiasts, you can find my Week 1 picks here and some over/unders for Sunday right here.

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