The Eagles may not be so fortunate to face the Redskins Week 1 after all

When the schedule was released, it was revealed that the Eagles would play the Redskins Week 1. With Robert Griffin III recovering from a torn ACL in the playoffs against Seattle, getting the Redskins Week 1 looked like it might be a major advantage for the Eagles. If RG3 could not fully recover in time for the season opener, the Eagles would instead face backup Kirk Cousins.

It appears that the Eagles will not be so fortunate, as RG3 looks like a near certainty to suit up Week 1, barring a setback, according to Peter King of Sports Illustrated.

Getting the Redskins on the schedule Week 1 now looks like it might be a very bad thing for the Eagles if you consider Mike Shanahan’s record as a head coach in season openers:

Continued at the Allentown Morning Call…


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  2. Dez Bryant's Probation Officer says:

    No NFL player has ever successfully returned from 3 ACL tears of the same knee.

    1. horatius says:

      Terrell Thomas is going to play this year. As a safety.

    2. horatius says:

      Also, John Elway played most of his career without an ACL.

    3. NYG_Slater says:

      Are we stating things we assume or want to believe as facts? Thomas Davis has had 3 acl surgeries (I believe he also tore his MCL once) in the same knee. Last year he came back played in 15 games (started 12) and had 105 combined tackles.

      Plays for the panthers.

  3. AJ says:

    IT’s clear the NFL wants to see Vick vs RG3. They didn’t get this matchup last year due to Vick getting hurt, and seeing how the likelihood of injury is above average for both these players; the only way to ensure this matchup is by scheduling the contest week 1. Granted, Vick has to win the QB competition first.

  4. Dez Bryant's Probation Officer says:

    Shanahan has never beaten the Eagles on opening day.


  5. Dan in Philly says:

    Chip Kelly has yet to lose a single NFL opener. Gotta love that track record.

    1. But he did lose his first college game has HC. It was also his first game on the ground instead of in the booth, with a new OC. I contribute many of the problems to communications.

      1. It should be noted Oregon finished 10-3 that year.

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