3 Philadelphia Eagles Bold Predictions for Week 1

Zach Brunner
Bold predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1.
Bold predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1. / Steven Ryan/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles kick off the 2020 season with a divisional matchup against the Washington Football Team. Despite traveling in Week 1, the Eagles are the heavy road favorites, with the odds suggesting they'll go 1-0.

While the result of the game is not expected to be shocking, there could be some other surprises. With that in mind, here are three bold predictions for the Eagles against Washington.

3. DeSean Jackson Goes For 150 Yards

All last offseason, the connection between DeSean Jackson and Carson Wentz was hyped up. This offseason, many are forgetting their chemistry after Jackson missed most of last season with injuries. However, he did have a big Week 1 against Washington last year, totaling 154 yards. With Philadelphia already missing wide receivers, Jackson could be used heavily.

2. Philadelphia Shuts Out Washington

Washington ranked dead last in scoring last season, but it still averaged 16.6 points per game. However, its passing game has a lot of question marks, so the rushing attack may be asked to lead the way. This could make it tough to compete with the Eagles, who ranked third in rushing yards allowed per game last season (88.6).

1. The Eagles Sack Dwayne Haskins Five Times

While the Eagles weren't elite in getting sacks last season, averaging 2.6 per game (T-No. 13 in NFL), the Washington offensive line really struggled. It gave up 3.1 sacks per game, which was tied for the sixth-most in the league. We could see defenses be further ahead than offenses to start the season, so the Eagles may bring the pass rushers all game long.

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