Redskins vs. Eagles Game Predictions from My 5 Personalities
The hand has been dealt, and the season is now upon us. While there are plenty of story lines to follow, it’s time to make game predictions, and my 5 personalities are chomping at the bit to weigh in:
Captain Optimist: Redskins 44, Eagles 23
Captain Optimist sees a complete dismantling of the Eagles. RGIII is going to come into the game angry, determined to silence the doubters and haters. From the opening possession, he surgically carves up Philadelphia’s defense, picking up 8-15 yards per-possession, and getting to the red zone in minutes. He cheats a few sideline runs to keep the defense honest. Stuck in a deep hole, Philadelphia abandons the running game, and Vick is forced to pass. Jenkins shifts next to Orakpo on several defensive sets, forcing Vick to scramble to is right and throw against his body. De Angelo gets at least one pick. Amerson jumps a route and gets another pick. The Redskins dominate in every category, and Eagles fan start up the “Fire Chip Kelly” bandwagon.
Captain Realist: Redskins 34, Eagles 20
Captain Realist agrees with Captain Optimist, but predicts a slower 1st quarter. A couple of drives stall as RGIII shakes off some rust. Then RGIII takes his first big hit. The stadium goes quite as Griffin slowly picks himself up off the turf. Then he shakes it off, and starts driving the team rapidly down the field. Defense wins the turnover battle, and the Redskins roll to their first victory. The key to this lopsided victory is cohesiveness. The Redskins returned a squad that is unified and has a deep understanding of the system. Philadelphia is adapting to a new coach, a new offense, and a new defense. The Redskins use lefty Pat White to emulate Mike Vick, and the Skins are completely prepared for the Eagle’s up-tempo offense. Philly looks terrible in their season opener.
Captain Vegas: Redskins 30, Eagles 23
In his true non-emotional style, Captain Vegas only cares about the odds. The Redskins are 3.5 point favorites with a 51 point over/under. Captain Vegas is taking Washington, with the over.
Captain Prozac: Eagles 24, Redskins 23
Captain Prozac worries about everything, and loves to tell the world he was right when his team loses. The Redskins are not really that good. Last year’s 7-0 stretch run was a fluke, and we could have just as easily finished with a 6-10 record. RGIII is a great quarterback, but he is getting rushed back too quickly. Cousins is a poor replacement for RGIII. Forget the Browns game - after all it was the Browns. Defenses have all the film they need on our gimmicky offense. The key is to kill the quarterback, whether he has the ball or not.
In Captain Prozac’s eyes, the Redskins will come into this game overconfident, but unprepared. The Eagles will punch them in the face, and the Redskins will be forced to play catch-up. Too little, too late.
Captain Morgan: Redskins 38, Eagles 17
Captain Morgan reacts only on gut feelings. He really wants to agree with Captain Optimist, but can’t quite get there. Robert Griffin III seems to thrive in the national spotlight, and he fully expects an amazing performance. He also sees Orakpo and newcomer Brandon Jenkins delivering monster performances. Philadelphia is going to get man-handled in every aspect of the game.
Captain Morgan has an epic party planned for Monday Night. The grill will be cranking out burgers and brats, plenty of sides, and plenty of his favorite beverage. He’s already taken Tuesday off.
Having weighed in with my 5 personalities, it’s time to pick a winner. This week, I will take Captain Realist.
Redskins win 34-20