Philadelphia Eagles Picks: Predictions for Week 1 Against Washington

Eagles expert Brandon Sommermann gives us his picks for the Birds' Week 1 game against Washington
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Sat, September 12, 1:30 PM EDT

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Football Team

Spread: Philadelphia Eagles -5.5

Over/Under: 42.5

Kickoff: 1:00pm

TV: FOX

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Football Team Predictions

The Philadelphia Eagles open up the 2020 season vs the Washington Football Team. A Washington team that starts a new era of football in Washington.

The Eagles enter Sunday’s game on a six-game winning streak against the Washington Football Team. Last season, the Eagles used a final-drive touchdown to Greg Ward in Week 15 to beat Washington in Washington.

While it’s mostly the same team on the field, the Washington Football Team is going through a major transition behind the scenes. A transition that started with a rebuild last year, a new coach this year and new management heading into the future.

Even with all these changes, the Washington Football Team poses a big task for the Eagles on Sunday. However, the Eagles are favored, have the better team and  look to start off on the right foot in their quest to become the 1st team since 2004 to repeat as NFC East Champions.

If last year’s opener vs. the Washington Football Team in Philadelphia told you anything, it was that Desean Jackson and Carson Wentz were set to tear it up. But, an injury in Week 2 put a halt to that. This year, Washington is the opening opponent once again and the Carson-Desean connection will be on display.

On the opposite side, the Eagles defense gave up 20-points in the 1st half last year in that game. Giving up a total of 54 points to Washington on the season. With the addition of Darius Slay, the Eagles solved their biggest void on defense from last season. Which will help that number.

But, the road doesn’t seem to be good for the Eagles. Hitting the over in each of their last four road games. Something that should hit on Sunday once again.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Football Team Picks

Eagles -5.5 @ +100

Over 42.5 @ -101

DeSean Jackson Over 49.5 Receiving Yards @ -110

Total TDs By Eagles Over 2.5 @ -107

Eagles -5.5 @ +100

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