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October 16, 2016

Live updates/open thread as the Eagles look to rebound vs. Redskins

The Eagles will take on the Washington Redskins today in their first NFC East matchup of the year, and it's a big one. After the Eagles play the Redskins, they will have the following six opponents:

 At Cowboys
 At Giants
 At Seahawks
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The Eagles are three-point favorites today, and they need to take advantage of a banged-up Redskins team before facing the very difficult stretch of games noted above. Our staff of writers all see an Eagles win today, despite the Redskins' recent ownership of the Eagles. 

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The Redskins have arguably the worst run defense in the NFL. Look forward to the Eagles trying to take advantage of their run-stopping struggles, as well as these other four matchups to watch.

Here are the other games around the NFL today:

Early afternoon games:

  1. 49ers at Bills
  2. Browns at Titans
  3. Ravens at Giants
  4. Panthers at Saints
  5. Jaguars at Bears
  6. Rams at Lions
  7. Steelers at Dolphins
  8. Bengals at Patriots

Late afternoon games:

  1. Chiefs at Raiders
  2. Falcons at Seahawks
  3. Cowboys at Packers

Sunday Night:

  1. Colts at Texans

The obvious games of importance to the Eagles are Ravens-Giants and Cowboys-Packers. Despite all three NFC East rivals being underdogs a week ago, the Cowboys and Redskins pulled off wins. The NFC East standings:

NFC East 

In case you missed them, for the gambling degenerates, here are my Week 6 NFL picks.

Feel free to discuss the Eagles game and the action around the rest of the league below.