Redskins 2017 Season Preview: Philadelphia Eagles, Week 1 – Philadelphia Eagles News

Redskins 2017 Season Preview: Philadelphia Eagles, Week 1 – Philadelphia Eagles News

As the Washington Redskins get closer to the start of another season, Redskins.com will preview all 16 of the team’s regular season games starting with today’s look against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles finished in fourth place in the NFC East in 2016 and were swept by the Redskins for the second consecutive season, but added two veteran wide receivers who have 1,000-yard seasons under their belts.

Last Game vs. Philadelphia at FedExField: Won 27-20 on Oct. 16, 2016

Philadelphia’s Key Additions: Signed WR Torrey Smith (San Francisco), signed WR Alshon Jeffrey (Chicago), signed DE Chris Long (New England), traded for DT Timmy Jernigan (Baltimore), drafted DE Derek Barnett (Tennessee)

Philadelphia’s Key Subtractions: CB Leodis McKelvin (released; free agent), QB Chase Daniel (released; signed with New Orleans), DE Connor Barwin (released’ signed with Los Angeles Rams)

Philadelphia’s Pro Bowlers: T Jason Peters, DT Fletcher Cox

The Redskins will look to add on a sixth consecutive victory over their NFC East rivals in the regular season opener at FedExField. Dating back to Week 16 of the 2014 season, Washington has won five straight games over Philadelphia including a thrilling 27-20 home victory in Week 6 last year.

If the Redskins defeat the Eagles in Week 1 to push that winning streak to six games, it will mark the first time the team has posted a six-game winning streak in the series dating back to the 1981-84 seasons.

But while Philadelphia finished last in the NFC East in 2016 for the first time since 2012, the Eagles made significant offseason changes starting with adding receiving threats for quarterback…

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