Philadelphia (9-5) at Washington (3-11), 4:30 p.m. Saturday, (NFL Network) FedEx Field, The Eagles make the 2:18 trip down I-95 to take a Washington team that continues to struggle in the NFC East. Both teams are coming into the Saturday afternoon contest in Landover.

Philadelphia lost its hold of first place in the division Sunday night against Dallas, falling to Tony Romo (who threw three TD passes to Dez Bryant) and the Cowboys 38-27 in the City of Brotherly Love. Philly trailed 21-10 at half and then took the lead briefly when RB Darrell Sproles scored on a 1-yard run to give the home team a 24-21 lead. That lead would be short-lived, when DeMarco Murray scored his second TD with 38 seconds left to give Dallas the lead back for keeps. The Eagles were held to 75 yards rushing (Dallas tallied 115) and Mark Sanchez was sacked four times and picked off twice, as they would turn the ball over five times in the Sunday night contest. Philadelphia went 5-11 on third down tries and kept the ball for 18:05, while the Cowboys were 5-13 on third down and were Scrooge-like with the pigskin, keeping it for 41:55.

Washington led Eli and the New York Giants 10-7 at halftime but saw the wheels come off their bus when QB Kurt Cousins suffered a neck injury in their 23-14 loss in the Meadowlands. Then as if they didn’t have enough problems, WR Santana Moss was tossed out of the contest at the end of the first half when he argued with officials. Moss got two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties for arguing a reversal that involved Robert Griffin III. Griffin (TD pass), who came in for Cousins, had first scored with eight seconds left in the half. After the play was reviewed, the play was reversed and ruled that Griffin had fumbled short of the goal line. This did not set well with Moss, who went on a tirade, was eventually tossed and sat out the rest of the contest and Washington was forced to kick from New York’s 50 and the Giants went on to outscore Washington 17-3 in the second half to take the win. Although the Redskins outrushed New York 144-49, Griffin was sacked seven times in in the loss in upstate New Jersey and third and fourth down tries in the rematch was nothing to write home about (Washington was 4-14 and 0-1, while the Giants were 4-13 and 1-2). The clock was the ally of (ironically) Washington, who kept the ball for 32:31 to New York’s 27:29.

They met in week three in the City of Brotherly Love and the Eagles fought their way to a 37-34 win over the Redskins. Philly took the lead for keeps in the contest when RB Ray Helu scored on a 1-yard run with 4:16 left to play. The Eagles led 21-20 at the half and held off Washington by outscoring them in the second half 16-14. Neither club cracked the 100-yard barrier in the contest (Washington outrushed the Eagles 84-54) and Nick Foles was out-passed by Kirk Cousins 427-325 in the NFC East affair (both threw three TDs with Cousins throwing an interception). Washington was 8-15 and 0-1 on third and fourth down tries and held the ball for 34:48, while the Eagles were 4-11 on third down and kept the ball for 25:12. Although the Eagles were victorious, they failed to cover the 6 1/2 point spread by winning by 3 but both teams covered the 51 over/under with ease. This time? Philly’s favored by 8 and the over/under is 50 1/2. Philly’s fighting for its playoff life, while the Redskins would love nothing more than revenge for their week three loss. Philly lives to fight another day with the win and covers the 3.

San Diego (8-6) at San Francisco (7-7), 8:25 p.m. Saturday (CBS) Levis Stadium, They’re separated by 502 miles up I-5 and a 7-hour drive north. They both have San in their names. It’s here that the commonality ends. The Chargers, tied for second with Kansas City, in the AFC West make the trek northward to face a 49ers team that is out of the playoff photo altogether. Both the Chargers and 49ers lost on the West Coast last week and while the Bolts hang on to hope, the 49ers would like nothing more than to crash their party.

The Chargers lost at home to the Peytonicus and Denver 22-10 at Qualcomm. Although they trailed only by a 9-3 score at the half and dealing with a somewhat weakened Manning (flu), the defending AFC champions went on to outscore San Diego 13-7 in the final 30 minutes of action. Denver outrushed San Diego 111-56 and Philip Rivers was picked off twice, throwing for 232 yards. Manning did him one better, throwing for 233 and a TD to WR DeMaryus Thomas for the win. Neither Denver or San Diego did anything exciting to write home about on third down tries (Denver was 3-12, San Diego was 6-13) but the clock was on the side of the Broncos, who held the ball for 32:44 to San Diego’s 27:16.

San Francisco let a 7-3 halftime lead at Seattle get away from them as the defending Super Bowl champs rallied in the second half to win 17-7 in the land of grunge, salmon and Starbucks. The 49ers not only found themselves shutout in the second half as Seattle scored a pair of TDs, they also found themselves out of the playoff picture with the loss. Seattle outrushed San Francisco 152-140, out-passed them 168-141 and Colin Kaepernick found himself being sacked six times in the contest. San Francisco made an effort in the final minutes of play in the final minutes of the contest but fell short when Kaepernick’s pass attempt on fourth down fell short of its mark. The defending Super Bowl champs were 8-14 on third down conversions and held the ball for 28:58, while San Francisco was 6-15 and 2-4 on third and fourth down tries, keeping the ball for 31:02.

The series between the two Sans is tied 6-6 and San Francisco has outscored San Diego 312-256. San Francisco’s last win in the series came in 2000, when they traveled down I-5 to win at Qualcomm by a final of 45-17. The Bolts’ last win in the series came in 2010 at Qualcomm by a 34-7 count. San Francisco’s favored by 2 1/2 in Santa Clara and the over/under’s 41 1/2. Both numbers make a lot of sense. For San Diego, it’s about survival. For San Francisco, it’s about making it the rest of the way in the 2014 season with some dignity left. San Francisco not only wins this one, they cover the 2 1/2 and knock the Chargers out of the playoff picture at home.

Broadcast Information
Philadelphia at Washington, 4:30 p.m. Saturday on NFL Network: Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Stacy Dales (Field reporter). Westwood One: Scott Graham, Mike Mayock, Derek Rackley (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WestWood 1), 93 (Philadelphia), 85 (Washington). XM: 88 (WestWood 1), 225 (Philadelphia), 85 (Washington).

San Diego at San Francisco, 8:25 p.m. Saturday on CBS and NFL Network: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Rod Woodson, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WestWood 1), 93 (San Diego), 85 (San Francisco). XM: 88 (WestWood 1), 225 (San Diego), 85 (San Francisco).

Injury Report

Philadelphia at Washington

Philadelphia
OUT: LB Trent Cole (hand), QB Nick Foles (collarbone)
PROBABLE: LB Emmanuel Acho (groin), DT Beau Allen (shoulder), DE Brandon Bair (knee), TE Brent Celek (neck), DT Bennie Logan (pectoral), S Chris Maragos (hamstring), WR Jordan Matthews (knee), K Cody Parkey (right groin), RB Chris Polk (ankle)

Washington
OUT: DE Jason Hatcher (knee), LB Gabe Miller (ankle)
DOUBTFUL: LB Keenan Robinson (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: T Trent Williams (shoulder)
PROBABLE: DE Chris Baker (chest, toe), DE Stephen Bowen (ankle), LB Will Compton (shoulder), RB Roy Helu (toe), C Kory Lichtensteiger (knee), TE Jordan Reed (not injury related), S Trenton Robinson (illness)

San Diego at San Francisco

San Diego
OUT: WR Keenan Allen (collarbone, ankle), RB Ryan Mathews (ankle), P Mike Scifres (shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Ladarius Green (ankle, concussion), DT Corey Liuget (ankle)
PROBABLE: DT Ryan Carrethers (elbow), QB Philip Rivers (chest, back)

San Francisco
OUT: LB Chris Borland (ankle), CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), RB Carlos Hyde (ankle), WR Steve Johnson (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Ahmad Brooks (thumb), WR Michael Crabtree (knee), T Anthony Davis (concussion), RB Frank Gore (concussion), S Raymond Ventrone (groin), LB Michael Wilhoite (hip)
PROBABLE: CB Perrish Cox (ankle), CB Chris Culliver (knee), DT Quinton Dial (knee), DE Tony Jerod-Eddie (foot), T Jonathan Martin (illness), C Marcus Martin (knee), LS Kyle Nelson (back), DE Justin Smith (back)

Weather

Philadelphia at Washington: Mostly cloudy and 37 degrees.

San Diego at San Francisco: Mostly cloudy and 58 degrees.

Broadcast Information and Injury Report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best and USA Today, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel.

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