The NFL really is a week-to-week animal. Believe it or not, it wasn’t that long ago that we were discussing the Washington football team’s COVID-19 issues and how the NFL’s decision to force the Philadelphia Eagles to play a game on a Tuesday night was unfair.
When these two finally met in Week 15, both teams were 6-7 and the Birds were out of the playoff photo. Philly won by a margin of 27-17, giving Washington their second loss in what is now a three-game losing streak, and a Birds victory in Week 17 will go a long way to bolster the Eagles’ playoff chances. playoffs while almost guaranteeing Washington’s shot to a playoff berth are over.
Here are the Week 17 inactive for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington football team.
The Eagles are shaping up well ahead of game day. We all know Miles Sanders won’t play in Week 17 thanks to that broken hand, but the Eagles won’t put him in the injured reserve in the hopes that he’ll be back for the playoffs if Philadelphia enters or , better yet, in the hopes that he’s ready for the Week 18 season finale against the Dallas Cowboys.
Fletcher Cox, Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce all had days off Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, but they will be active on game day.
Situation reports on Friday also indicated Jordan Howard was questionable as he continues to heal from his sting.
For the Washington football team, cornerback William Jackson III (calf) is out. Defensive end Montez Sweat (personal affair), wide receiver Curtis Samuel (hamstrings) and defensive end James Smith-Williams (illness) are all questionable.
That four-game winning streak for Washington and that win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 10 wasn’t even two months ago, but for football fans around the world it is most certainly a memory. distant now.
Philadelphia’s inactive final report will be released 90 minutes before their Week 17 rematch against Washington kicks off. Mark this one. Watch the space below for updates as they arrive.