Washington Football Team Game Sunday: Washington vs Eagles odds and prediction for NFL Week 17 game – Riggo's Rag

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 21: Jordan Howard #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the Washington Football Team at Lincoln Financial Field on December 21, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
After Sunday’s humiliating 56-14 drubbing by the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Football Team ensured its fifth-straight losing season.
Thanks to the inconsistency from the middle-of-the-pack squads in the NFC, however, the club has yet to be eliminated from playoff contention.
Per the latest calculations, Washington enters Week 17 with a 4% chance of making the playoffs. In fact, they can finish as high as the No. 6 seed when all is said and done if they get the requisite help from other competing teams.
However, none of those scenarios will matter if Washington doesn’t win their remaining two games on the schedule, and it starts with welcoming the streaking Philadelphia Eagles to FedEx Field on Sunday afternoon.
According to our friends at WynnBET, Washington opens as a four-point home underdog for Sunday. You can bet them to cover that spread at -110 odds (bet $110 to win $100). If you’d rather bet Washington to win outright, they currently sit at +160 on the moneyline, so bet $100 to win $160.
The over/under checks in at 45.5 points, with both sides getting -110 odds.
If you can believe it, Washington received some positive news after getting humiliated in primetime by Dallas, as they activated the likes of Brandon Scherff and Cole Holcomb from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
With Scherff, Holcomb, Kendall Fuller, Kam Curl, Taylor Heinicke, Kyle Allen and virtually the entire defensive line out of protocols and ready to play together for the first time in weeks, Washington has no excuse to come out flat.
It sounds incredibly simplistic, but the outcome of this game will be decided by who wins the battle of the trenches. The last times these teams played (last Tuesday), Philly’s offensive and defensive lines were dominant.
In that game, the Eagles accumulated 238 rushing yards on 5.8 yards per tote and tallied two sacks and 20 pressures on Garrett Gilbert.
With that said, Washington will field a more competitive roster this time around and we have a gut feeling Ron Rivera got through to the locker room after back-to-back embarrassing performances against hated rivals.
The fact of the matter is Washington will be playing for more than just their playoff lives this Sunday. Their collective pride will be on the line and they have a chance to play spoiler against the playoff-hopeful Eagles.
Look for an inspired performance en route to an “upset” win.
Washington 24, Eagles 21.
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