The Eagles are going down to Washington this weekend fighting for a chance at the postseason. They are favorited to beat the Redskins, but anything is possible with this unpredictable Eagles team. They will be without at least five players in Sunday's game:
Carson Wentz is dealing with a fractured vertebrae, and with Nick Foles handling quarterback duties without a hitch, the team is being wise and holding him out for the season finale. It will be very interesting what happens if the Eagles make the playoffs. Would Doug Pederson actually pull a red-hot Nick Foles just to see what Carson Wentz can do in a postseason game?
The last game Sidney Jones played in was Week 14 at Dallas. There was no point in playing him while injured because the other cornerbacks have been holding their own of late and not making any noticeable mistakes. If the Eagles make the playoffs, hopefully Jones is healthy so we can see what kind of production he can put up in crunch-time.
Isaac Seumalo had been pretty reliable in recent weeks before his pec injury, but now Stefan Wisniewski has returned to the left guard position that he started at to begin the season. Since his return Wisniewski seems to be playing like he did in 2017. It will be interesting to see (if they make playoffs) if Pederson tries to change anything to the offensive line if Seumalo is deemed healthy enough to play.
D.J. Alexander is a key special teamer and was the one who recovered the fumble against the Rams to help the team waste more game clock and help win the game. Him being out would be a noticeable hurt to that part of the game.
Mike Wallace was taken off of injured reserve this week and was back on the practice field for the first time since his Week 2 injury. He had some hope he would be ready to play, but apparently he needs another week of work to be ready for actual gameplay. If the Eagles make the playoffs Wallace should be ready to go in the Divisional Round.
Michael Bennett will be questionable. He has been listed as questionable for the past four weeks with a foot injury too and ended up playing in all of those games. Unless there is a serious setback, he should be good to play.
Jordan Hicks returned last week after missing a few games with a calf injury, but it seems he reaggrevated the injury a bit in the Texans game. If he isn't able to go, Nathan Gerry will fill his role.
Jason Kelce pops up on the injury report, but he will most likely be good to go for Sunday's must-win game.
Jason Peters missed virtually all of the Texans game. Since this game could potentially be Peters' last game as an Eagle, he will likely force himself onto the field no matter what.
Washington knows they will be without at least two players in their finale game of the season, and they have five otherplayers who are on the injury report.
T Ty Nsekhe (knee) won't be able to go. Brandon Graham and Michael Bennett are licking their chops at their matchups this week.
WR Maurice Harris (concussion) has 40 career catches and just 1 touchdown. He wasn't likely to make an impact in the game if he played.
TE Vernon Davis (concussion) is now the starting tight end in Washington as Jordan Reed is on injured reserve. If he can't go the Eagles defense will have little to worry about from the Redskins' tight ends.
WR Josh Doctson (illness) hasn't lived up to the hype of being a first-round pick. But if he plays, Rasul Douglas and Avonte Maddox will be trying to lock him down as he is one of the only pass-options for the Redskins.
LB Ryan Anderson (hamstring) is a depth linebacker for the Redskins and won't have had much impact in the game if he is healthy enough to play.
G Tony Bergstrom (knee and ankle) is one of the replacement offensive linemen for the Redskins. The Redskins don't have a lot of options, so they might have to force Bergstrom to play no matter what, which will mean good news for Fletcher Cox and the other defensive linemen for the Eagles.
DT Matt Ioannidis (shin, hamstring) is a productive member of the Redskins defensive line. Should he miss the game, the Eagles could take advantage by running the ball up the middle.