The Philadelphia Eagles haven't exactly been the dream team they were expected to be this season, but a win over a fellow NFC East rival in the Washington Redskins would at least give the team a chance to get back on track. This week's NFL picks and predictions should favor the 3-1 Redskins and not the 1-4 Eagles, though, if things are going to make sense.
In a move that isn't exactly surprising, quite a few of the experts are actually picking the Eagles to turn things around in Washington. Experts Clark Judge and Mike Freeman both chose Philly over at CBS Sports. Quite a few picked the Eagles to win among ESPN's crew of experts, too, as Mike Golic, Ron Jaworski, Adam Schefter and the site's Accuscore predictor all decided the game would go in favor of the Philadelphia faithful.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated also ruled in favor of the Eagles in Week 6, but he wasn't exactly sure why he predicted that (so don't even ask him).
Don't ask me why. If I have to pick one reason, I pick Mike Vick remembering what he did the last time he was at FedEx, which is play the best game a quarterback has played in recent years: four passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns, 413 total yards, no turnovers. But really, I just think at some point the Eagles are going to play like the players they are.
For what it's worth, it seems a lot of people in the know went with the Eagles to turn it around this week. If Michael Vick is able to stay healthy and the defense is able to stop a running back -- likely Ryan Torain -- for the first time in weeks, Philadelphia probably has a pretty good chance.