Eagles Roundup: Everything you need to know ahead of Philly’s trip to the nation’s capital
The Eagles are 2-0 and Philadelphia is buzzing.
Fresh off a dominant 24-7 victory in their home opener against Minnesota, the Eagles will travel to the nation’s capital this weekend to take on Carson Wentz and his Washington Commanders.
Washington is coming off their first loss of the season in Week 2, dropping their record to 1-1. Philly is six-point favorites heading into this Week 3 contest, with the over/under point total set at 47.5, per DraftKings Sportsbook.
If Washington can pull off the upset, they’ll gain the early lead on Philadelphia in the NFC East.
The Eagles-Commanders matchup is set to kickoff at 1 PM EST at FedEx Field and will be televised on Fox.
Here’s everything you need to know before the highly anticipated Eagles-Commanders contest.
Eagles final injury report
Several Eagles players were limited in practice throughout the week, but only one player is questionable heading into the team’s Week 3 matchup.
Starting left guard Landon Dickerson is listed as questionable but the team reportedly isn’t too concerned about his availability Sunday.
Key matchups, breakdowns for Eagles-Commanders
Following their commanding 24-7 victory over the Vikings last Monday night, Philadelphia has been receiving praise from nearly every sports outlet.
Pro Football Focus had glowing reviews for the team’s efforts, handing QB Jalen Hurts and CB Darius Slay elite grades for their performances under the Monday night lights.
Philadelphia has looked efficient on both sides of the ball through two weeks of action. Their biggest strength has arguably been their cornerback group, with Darius Slay and James Bradberry leading the way.
When’s the last time Philly fans could say they had a dominant duo at cornerback?
On the other end of the spectrum, Philly’s defensive line has been a bit of a disappointment thus far. They’ve tallied just three sacks through two weeks, the third-lowest total in the NFL.
Facing a banged up offensive line this week, along with a quarterback known for his tendency to hold onto the ball, Week 3 could be the defensive line’s coming out party.
From the players, coaches, and media
The Minnesota media, as expected, didn’t handle their team’s ass kicking very well.
ESPN Vikings reporter Kevin Seifert was visibly butt hurt following Monday night and he took to Twitter to share his frustration. In an act of complete originality and nuance, Seifert cited the infamous Santa Clause-snow ball fiasco of the 1960’s in a brutal verbal attack on the city’s character.
Philadelphia is still recovering from Seifert’s insensitive comments.
Whenever that old hag Jerry Jones is singing the Eagles’ praises, you know he’s down on his luck. His team’s season was over before it even began, sadly.
Earlier this week, Jones joined 105.3 The Fan for his weekly appearance on the station. When asked about his division rival, Jones had nothing but great things to say about the new QB1.
Unquestionably, the biggest storyline surrounding the Philadelphia-Washington game is the Carson Wentz vs. his old team dynamic.
For the first time since his departure, Wentz opened up about his time in Philly this past week.
After Philly faces their former franchise quarterback this Sunday, they’ll welcome another familiar face to The Linc the following weekend.
Doug Pederson and his Jacksonville Jaguars are set to visit Philly in Week 4 and the former Eagles HC actually hopes he gets booed upon his return. As he says, it would make him feel right back at home.
Plenty of media members have given Philadelphia high praise this week, including former Eagles RB LeSean McCoy.
As the co-host for FS1’s “Speak,” McCoy said that Philly is not only the best team in the NFC, they’re the only team that can legitimately compete with the Buffalo Bills.
Shady wasn’t the only former Eagle giving his former team some props this week.
Donovan McNabb joined the “Zach Gelb Show” earlier this week to talk about the Hurts vs. Wentz matchup and Philly’s Super Bowl chances this year.
Updated look at the Eagles NFC East, Super Bowl odds
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Philly was already betting favorites to win the NFC East after their victory in Week 1. After their dominant performance in front of a prime time audience this past week, their odds have gone up even further.
NFC East betting odds, per DraftKings Sportsbooks
Not only has Philadelphia’s odds to take the division gone up, their Super Bowl odds have continued to climb as well.
Super Bowl odds, per DraftKings Sportsbook