Unless you care that the Eagles avoid a losing season, there isn’t much to interest you in Sunday’s game (1 p.m.) against Washington at Lincoln Financial Field. Keeping that in mind, we provide you with a short-but-not-so-sweet preview of Sunday’s game.
The Eagles (7-8) are shooting for their fourth straight win, which would enable them to finish at .500. It also would give the Eagles a 5-1 record in the NFC East. Whether that would be cause for celebration, or even satisfaction, is open for debate.
Cornerback Asante Samuel, who has been unhappy for stretches this season, will sit out with a hamstring injury. That means Samuel may have played his last game in an Eagles uniform.
Running back LeSean McCoy is listed as questionable with a sprained ankle. McCoy, the brightest spot in the Eagles’ disappointing season, is 124 yards behind Jacksonville’s Maurice Jones-Drew in the race for the NFL rushing title. He needs 204 yards to break the Eagles’ single-season record for rushing yards.
The most interesting element of the game could be the crowd. How many empty seats will there be at The Linc? If the Eagles struggle, will the crowd chant “Fire, Andy!” or will they simply leave early? If the Eagles play well, will the crowd be enthusiastic or barely react? The worst thing a crowd can do is not care. That’s what the Eagles experience Sunday.
Regardless of how the crowd reacts, this will be a disappointing end to a season that began with so much promise.