2020 NFL Predictions: Philadelphia Eagles Primed for Positive Start Against New-Look Washington
Philadelphia fans will rejoice when the Eagles kick off their 2020 NFL season at Washington on Sunday, all more the so considering the guests are tipped to start off with a Week 1 win.
Defending champions the Kansas City Chiefs kicked off the campaign with a 34-20 win over the Houston Texans on Thursday, giving the long-awaited season the dazzling start it deserved.
Philadelphia and Washington will look to follow that act in kind, and the chess pieces appear to be stacked in favor of the visiting team at FedExField.
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Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Game Info
Date: Sunday, September 13
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Venue: FedExField, Landover, Maryland
TV Info: FOX
Eagles v. Washington Prediction
This will be the 173rd meeting between these two franchises, per Pro-Football-Reference.com, with the New York Giants being the only team Washington have faced on more occasions (174). Philadelphia have reigned as the dominant outfit in their recent rivalry after winning six straight encounters since 2017, winning by an average margin of 12.8 points during that run.
Philadephia’s chances are also boosted by the fact they’ve clinched Week 1 victories in each of the past four seasons. They’re +225 to be the first team to hit 30 points at William Hill NJ/CO. While those points aren’t assured, the target looks realistic for a team that’s made the play-offs three years running, against a team that isn’t likely to feature in the post-season anytime soon.
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Prediction: Eagles by 9
Eagles @ Washington Odds
Philadelphia Eagles: -250