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Redskins-Eagles fast facts

The Washington Redskins will take on the Philadelphia Eagles as they attempt to pick up their second straight victory and maintain first place in the NFC East.

The 3-1 Redskins take the field after a week off, while the Eagles are coming off their fourth straight loss and enter their bye following this game.

Some fast facts for this Week 6 matchup:

This marks the 153rd meeting between the Eagles and Redskins. Washington enters the game with a 79-67-5 advantage.

The Redskins enter the game with the best third-down defense in the league. Opponents have succeeded on only 26.0 percent of the third-downs they have attempted against Washington this season.

With a sack, defensive end Stephen Bowen would increase his season tally to 3.5, which would mark a career high for him.

Nose tackle Barry Cofield leads NFL defensive linemen with four pass deflections. One more would mark a career high for him.

Tight end Chris Cooley (427 receptions) needs one catch to move into sole possession of 18th on the NFL’s all-time list for receptions by a tight end.

Receiver Jabar Gaffney needs 87 receiving yards to reach the 5,000-yard mark for his career.

Santana Moss needs one touchdown catch to tie Ricky Sanders for seventh on the franchise’ all-time list (35).

Moss needs 104 receiving yards to tie Bobby Mitchell for fourth-most on the Redskins’ All-time reception yardage list.

A victory would give Washington its first 4-1 start since 2008 and for the 12th time in the history of the franchise.

A win would improve Washington’s record at home to 3-0 for the first time since 2005.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.



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