Redskins Vs. Eagles

October 09, 1994|By Vito Stellino

Site: Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia

Time: 8 p.m.

TV/Radio: TNT/WBAL (1090 AM), WTEM (570 AM)

Line: Eagles by 13

Last week: The Redskins lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 34-7. The Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers, 40-8.

Last meeting: The Redskins lead 67-46-5, but the Eagles have won the past three -- two on the final play. The past five games have been decided by four points or fewer, and 11 of the past 13 have been decided by seven points or fewer.

The series: The Redskins lead, 67-46-5, but the Eagles have won the past three, including two on the final play.

On the sidelines: Norv Turner is 1-4 in his first year as Redskins coach. Rich Kotite is 33-21 in his fourth year as Eagles coach.

What the Redskins have to do to win: rr Get a running game going to take the pressure off Heath Shuler, even though they may be without RB Reggie Brooks because of a rib injury. That means a big game will be needed from RB Ricky Ervins.

What the Eagles have to do to win: Avoid a letdown after the big victory over the 49ers, and rattle Shuler with the blitz. The Eagles have the big edge at quarterback: Randall Cunningham has won 17 straight regular-season starts at Veterans Stadium.

Matchup to watch: Redskins OT Jim Lachey, trying to rebound after being drilled by Charles Haley last week, vs. Eagles veteran DE Greg Townsend.

Outlook: Wily Eagles defensive coordinator Bud Carson is noted for confusing rookie quarterbacks, and the Eagles' defense figures to dominate this game.

Stellino's pick: Owner Jack Kent Cooke is still picking the Redskins to go 9-7. I've finally found somebody who's having a worse year picking games than I am. Eagles 37, Redskins 10.

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