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Eagles Who Play Their Best Against Washington

As of the start of the 2020 NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles have played their rivals in Washington 174 times in their history. Although they currently trail the all-time series 86–80–6, they have had plenty of players who dominated every time the got on the field versus Washington. The following is a list of 10 players who constantly played their best against the burgundy and gold.

Troy Vincent

Vincent had 28 interceptions as an Eagle. Five of those came against Washington in just 15 games against them. He also added 15 passes defended and two forced fumbles during those rivalry games.

Hugh Douglas

Douglas played 10 times against Washington as an Eagle, sacking their quarterbacks 8.5 times while also adding eight tackles for loss. Over 15% of his total sacks in an Eagles uniform came when he brought down Quarterbacks wearing Washington colors.

Brian Westbrook

In 13 games, Westbrook totaled 1,342 all-purpose yards against Washington. He had three touchdowns on the ground and four threw the air. Being responsible for 42 points in just 13 games is pretty impressive, and those points were crucial as the Eagles won nine of those 13 games Westbrook played in.

Donovan McNabb

McNabb played 19 career games against Washington before eventually playing for them. The Eagles ended up winning 12 of those games. He totaled 3,949 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and an 84.5 QB rating against Washington. The McNabb era certainly helped the Eagles get closer in the head-to-head matchups race.

Brian Dawkins

For 25 games, Washington's offense had to deal with a future Hall of Famer at safety for the Eagles. Dawkins recorded three sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, nine tackles for loss, six interceptions, 18 passes defended, and 114 combined tackles. He also suplexed a poor Washington receiver.

Evan Mathis

In 342 career pass-blocking snaps against Washington, Mathis allowed just eight pressures and gave up zero sacks. On Pro Football Focus' grading scale, he graded above 80.0 in six of his eight career games against Washington. It's an understatement to say that Washington's defensive line had their hands full when dealing with Mathis.

DeSean Jackson

As an Eagle, Jackson has played against Washington 12 times. In those games, Jackson brought in 40 catches for 726 yards and seven receiving touchdowns (and also a punt return touchdown), helping the Eagles win eight of those 12 games. When he left the Eagles, Jackson haunted them as his team went 5-1 when facing Philadelphia. He scored three touchdowns and averaged nearly 100 yards/game against porous Eagles secondaries. Now that he is back in midnight green, he is ready to continue his tradition of lighting up his former teams.

Zach Ertz

Ertz broke the Eagles franchise record for receptions in a game when he caught 15 passes in a meeting against Washington in 2014. He also had 13 receptions in a 2015 matchup against Washington. In total, Ertz has played in 14 games against Washington, recording 81 receptions for 833 yards and two touchdowns. He doesn't really get in the endzone against Washington, but he will move the chains with reckless abandon.

Carson Wentz

Wentz didn't get off to a hot start versus Washington. In his two games against D.C. his rookie year, the team lost both games while Wentz never had a QB rating over 90. In his five games since then against Washington, the Eagles have won all five games, with Wentz averaging 279 passing yards and never having a QB rating below 96.0. Over the course of those seven games, Wentz has put up a total of 1,953 passing yards, 15 touchdowns, four interceptions, and a 103.7 QB rating. He has made some fantastic plays against that team down south, which are highlighted below.

Fletcher Cox

Cox is averaging nearly one sack a game against Washington in his career, recording 12.5 sacks in 16 games. Cox only has 48.0 sacks in his career, so nearly one-fourth of them have come versus Washington. He also has added 13 tackles for loss, 23 QB hits, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and a touchdown.



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