Redskins hope to cut Eagles' lead in NFC East

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) aims a pass against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The Eagles play the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) If the Washington Redskins are going to make a run at the NFC East title, they have to beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.

Yes, it’s a rare must-win game before the midpoint of the season.

The Redskins (3-2) already lost to the Eagles (5-1) at home in Week 1 so another loss drastically reduces their chances. And, they have a difficult schedule upcoming.