Eagles QB Michael Vick has been great on third downs and in the red zone, plus he hasn’t thrown an interception in two starts. The Redskins didn’t blitz Sam Bradford much last week, but they must come after Vick, who has become comfortable in the pocket. To get more pressure, Lorenzo Alexander will start for Andre Carter. He and Brian Orakpo must keep Vick from scrambling for big plays. Vick is averaging 7.4 yards a carry. Washington needs a big day from cornerbacks DeAngelo Hall and Carlos Rogers, who must handle the big-play ability of DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.
Eagles TE Brent Celek was a favorite target of McNabb last season. He had 22 catches for 245 yards and two touchdowns after three games. But right now he has only nine catches and no touchdowns.