Trent Murphy and the Washington Redskins didn’t get the outcome they wanted out west last week against the Arizona Cardinals, but it’s on to the next one this week, as the Wolfpack heads north for a key divisional matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Ultimately we’re still in a good position,” said linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. “We’re just outside of the playoff picture right now, unfortunately we’ve played not as well as we’d like to the past couple weeks. We’re still right there, if we can take care of business down the stretch, we still have a good chance of getting in.”
The Eagles have lost four of their last five games, and are just 2-9 since Oct. 9. Washington hopes to right the ship after dropping its last two contests.
Trent and the defense will attempt to apply pressure to rookie quarterback Carson Wentz—whose offensive line unit has been marred by injuries thus far this season. As a result, the Eagles are 23rd in the league in pass yards, but have been able to run the ball effectively behind Ryan Matthews—ranking 10th in the NFL in rushing yards.
Washington is currently on its first two-game losing streak since starting the season 0-2, but the locker room has remained calm, and Trent and Co. are keeping their eyes on the prize.
“First thing’s first,” said linebacker Will Compton. “You got to be able to come in and work and look at the film with a critical eye… at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what anything is happening, what calls are being made, what defense we’re playing, what personnel we’re in, we have to execute our own individual responsibilities within the call.”
The game will kick off at 1 pm on FOX from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.