The Washington Redskins are taking on the Philadelphia Eagles today in an NFC East match up. While the Redskins are at the bottom of the NFC East and the Eagles are tied for the best record in the division, there isn’t that big of a gap between the two in the standings.
Eagles fans are notorious for their ‘hospitality.’ On the way to the game, some fans welcomed the Redskins by egging their bus, and Redskins nose tackle Chris Baker posted a picture of the mess on his Instagram account.
The Redskins haven’t played particularly well at home, but the Eagles have yet to win a game at home. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson asked the fans to support the team and not to boo them.
“[We need] everybody in the stands really encouraging instead of the opposite,” Jackson said, via Rueben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “Trying to get that energy to be on our side. I feel like it’s against us sometimes.”
“Going into the game sometimes, when you’re three minutes into a game when you hear boos and things like that, that’s kind of crazy to hear,” Jackson said. “[I would] never blame that for the reason you’re losing, because you’re a professional athlete and you’ve got a job to do go out there and win a game. Within our locker room, there’s no game where we feel we don’t have a shot to win a game.
“We already have to beat our opponent. Now we’re trying to fight our fans. That energy to help us go out there and help us [get an] interception, delay of game penalty, whatever it is, we need them on our side, not against us.”
They seemed to have found a way to support their team.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 17, 2013