The Philadelphia Eagles are trying to find a way to salvage their 2012 season while the Washington Redskins have accepted their fate this season, instead looking to build around their rookie quarterback for the long haul.
After winning three games in the first four weeks, the wheels have fallen off the Philadelphia Eagles' season. Entering this matchup they're on a four-game losing streak, and now with Michael Vick trying to recover from a concussion, they're in a tenuous position. Last week, Nick Foles entered the game to face the Cowboys with mixed results. It took 32 passing attempts to gain 219 yards, and at times, the rookie's accuracy looked questionable. Ultimately though, he's a rookie -- and Washington's secondary doesn't boast a huge test.
Unlike the Eagles, Washington's quarterback position is as solid as any in the NFL. The organization are already thrilled with the development of rookie Robert Griffin III, and after being named a team captain this week, it seems his teammates are buying in also. Sitting at 3-6 isn't where Mike Shanahan hoped his squad would be, but this season was all about developing a young team, and molding them in their coach's image. So far, the experiment has gone well, and RGIII is poised to be one the league's next elite quarterbacks.
Sunday, Nov. 18th, 1:00 p.m. ET
FedEx Field, Landover, Md.
Washington: ESPN 980 AM