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Bold Predictions: Eagles vs Washington

Before the Eagles take the field in their season finale against the Washington Football Team, our writers need to come up with some bold predictions for the game.

Here's a recap of previous bold predictions from each week and the winning predictor from our writers:

Week 1: no one

Week 2: Andrew W.

Week 3: no one

Week 4: Andrew W. (partial)

Week 5: Paul (partial)

Week 6: no one

Week 7: Andrew Palagruto; Caitlin (partial)

Week 8: Caitlin (partial); Travis (partial)

Week 9: BYE

Week 10: Andrew W. (partial)

Week 11: no one

Week 12: Andrew Palagruto; Andrew W. (partial)

Week 13: Trevor (partial)

Week 14: Andrew Palagruto; Trevor (partial)

Week 15: Andrew Palagruto; Caitlin (partial)

Week 16: no one

We'll see if anyone can have a fully correct prediction this week as the Eagles try to avoid a season sweep from Washington and finish the season with five wins. Here's what our writers are boldly predicting for this weekend:

  • Andrew W: Zach Ertz has a history of performing well in Week 17 when the game doesn't mean much (four receptions, 56 yards vs NYG in 2014; nine receptions, 152 yards vs NYG in 2015; 13 receptions, 139 yards, two touchdowns vs DAL in 2016). With Dallas Goedert out and Washington having a dominant pass rush, Hurts will get the ball out fast to Ertz. He'll finish with 9+ catches, but only 60 total receiving yards.

  • Trevor: With a lot of starters missing action and another group of offensive lineman starting, the offense will struggle. Washington's defense has a field day recording 5+ sacks. Eagles lose 22-3.

  • Paul: It would be typical for the Eagles to win a game when they really don’t need to. But without some of their players to help them win, it won’t happen. They’ll make a valiant effort in winning but will come up short to end this miserable year. Washington 17 Eagles 14.

  • Andrew Palagruto: Jalen Hurts will run for 65+ yards and a touchdown while throwing for 250+ yards and two touchdowns.

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