Even though the Eagles are stuck in neutral, this is the type of team that can go from 0 to 60 very quickly.
I'm positive the Redskins will receive very little credit if they go to 4-1 on the season over a struggling Philadelphia team. Rex will still have people wanting to bench him, and I'm sure it will be said that the Redskins continue to beat teams that aren't very good.
The flip side of this is if the Redskins were to lose, the story will be the same: that Rex should be benched because he's not the answer. I honestly believe that the story of the team would not be very flattering, to say the least. Pretenders, not contenders, is the first title that comes to mind.
So it appears that for the Redskins, this weekend’s game offers very little to gain but everything to lose.
Keep in mind, this is not a must win-game by any means, but it's one of those setup games.
It's been my experience to draw from something that really motivated me in games like this. I remember we had a very similar game against the Eagles in the Vet in 2001. What motivated us as a team was to get that fifth win in a row after starting the season 0-5.
I'm guessing that last season's Monday night massacre will be more than enough motivation and incentive for the Eagles to play as hard as they can.
Either way, despite what the critics say, this would be a very big win for the Redskins.
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