NFL Schedule and Tickets
Banged Up Bowl
Redskins vs Giants – NFC East games are intense rivalries that tend to bring out the best on both teams. Tonight, the Washington Redskins and New York Giants will meet at Fedex Field and it’s my guess that both teams are just hoping to finish without having to ask for volunteers from the stands. A win would be nice but getting through the game without any injuries would be nicer.
For the Redskins, who have already lost RG3 and DeAngelo Hall, this is a contest where Kirk Cousins will have to shine to impress the coaching staff and fans and hold on to a job. Then again, RG3 wasn’t killing it and Cousins has plenty of fans in his corner. The Giants still have Eli Manning. They also have a 1-2 record and don’t want to repeat the 0-6 start of last year. Washington is hoping Jon Beason can play but is still waiting on Odell Beckham to get healthy.
The Turnaround Bowl
The Philadelphia Eagles head out to play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday and both teams are hoping for some kind of turnaround. San Francisco wants to see some second half performance after starting 1-2 and enduring some disturbing losses. Folding at halftime again won’t win them any fan support.
The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-0 so there are no complaints about their record. What the Eagles would like is to get in front early and stay ahead the whole game. The Eagles have been behind by 10 or more points in all three wins this season. A quick start would be the turnaround they’re looking for.
The Points Bowl
OK, that’s a satirical name. The New Orleans Saints, who had a Top 5 defense last season, are shocked to be in the cellar in almost all defensive categories in 2014. The Falcons and Browns ran up big totals on a defense that’s supposed to be considerably improved with the addition of Jarius Byrd. Dallas, meanwhile, was supposed to be bad on defense and hasn’t disappointed. Expect plenty of points to be scored in this one.Eric Drouant