The Eagles are a one-point favorite on the road in Week 1 when they open the season against the Redskins. The line opened with Washington favored by three, but the gap has closed in the days leading into Sunday, mostly because of the Eagles' additions and Redskins' subtractions this offseason.
Washington's most important player, Kirk Cousins, is still around, but the 'Skins have a different look than the teams that won the last five meetings.
Here's a rundown of the Redskins' changes since their last matchup with the Eagles, Week 14 of 2016.
The biggest changes for Washington come at wide receiver, where Pierre Garcon (49ers) and DeSean Jackson (Bucs) are no longer around (see story).
Garcon has long been labeled a possession receiver, but in reality, he's a reliable receiver who does more than just catch passes and fall down. He's the kind of guy who can make tough catches in traffic in key moments, and he's always hurt the Eagles. In the last nine meetings between these teams, Garcon caught 63 passes for 706 yards and four touchdowns. That's an average of seven catches for 78 yards.
Replacing Garcon is Terrelle Pryor, who had a breakout season of sorts last year with the Browns. As mentioned in Friday's Eagles-Redskins fantasy implications, Pryor really slowed down the second half of last season, averaging 4.5 receptions for 59.5 yards in his last eight games and scoring once in his final 10.
Still, Pryor (6-6/240) offers Cousins another big target to go with Jordan Reed, another Eagles-killer.
With Jackson gone, the Eagles' game plan in the secondary could differ. Jackson still commands an over-the-top safety and is the kind of deep threat that Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson haven't yet proven to be.
Crowder is a pretty good receiver, though, and he has a favorable matchup with slot corner Patrick Robinson (see five matchups to watch). Last season, Crowder had 55 grabs for 725 yards and six TDs through 11 games, then was a non-factor in Weeks 12-17, averaging two catches for 24 yards.
Nightmare of a tight end
Reed is entering the season healthy and was not listed on Washington's injury report. A healthy Reed can be quite the headache. He's been better on a per-game basis the last two seasons than even Rob Gronkowski, but a lot of injuries — mostly concussions — have caused Reed to miss six games the last two seasons and exit several others early.
Reed will be a tough cover, but the Eagles do have two very good safeties who no longer have to worry about a 60-yard bomb to DeSean when facing the Redskins.
No team allowed fewer catches (44) or yards (414) to tight ends last season than the Eagles.
Defensive line changes
Washington used its first-round pick (17th overall) on defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, a versatile 6-foot-3, 283-pounder out of Alabama. He's listed on the depth chart at end but could move around the line. Washington is hoping that he adds a dynamic element to the line, but will he do so in his NFL debut?
Right end Chris Baker departed for Tampa Bay, leaving Stacy McGee, a lesser run stuffer, at the other D-end spot.
In three-receiver sets, Washington will go to some 4-2-5 looks and move outside linebackers Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith up to D-end.
Kerrigan has 9½ career sacks against the Eagles, including 3½ last year.
Su'a Cravens, 22 years old and set to enter his second NFL season as a starting safety for the Redskins, abruptly retired at the beginning of September. There goes last year's second-round pick.
In his absence, Washington turns to Deshazor Everett, who to this point has been mostly a special teams standout.
Washington's cornerbacks — Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland — are the same as the last matchup with the Eagles, but both safeties are different. In the last meeting, the Eagles saw veterans Donte Whitner and Duke Ihenacho. This time it will be Everett and D.J. Swearinger.