Eagles finished what Redskins started

November, 16, 2010
11/16/10
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DULLES, Va. -- About 20 minutes before kickoff Monday evening, the Washington Redskins made a foolish decision. And this has nothing to do with signing an underperforming quarterback to a $78 million contract.

Redskins safety LaRon Landry apparently began taunting Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson near the sideline. Several Eagles raced to Jackson's defense and a skirmish broke out before the game.

Eagles coach Andy Reid would later call the pregame locker room scene "rambunctious." I'm not saying the Skins would've won the game without the skirmish, but the confrontation may have something to do with 59 points. Eagles safety Quintin Mikell admitted after the game that the encounter with Skins players inspired his team.

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall and Santana Moss puffed their chests out like they'd chased the Eagles to the locker room. But they were soon embarrassed by Michael Vick and his three wide receivers.

I think the Eagles are the best team in the NFC after wins over the Colts and Redskins. I'd put them in the top 5 of the ESPN.com Power Rankings except that I don't currently have a vote.

This sets up an intriguing matchup between the Eagles and Giants on Sunday. I'm leaning toward picking the Eagles as of this moment.

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