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The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to remain undefeated as they host the Washington Commanders at home this Sunday.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Eagles are currently 8-point favorites against the Commanders which is 2.5-points less than the 10.5-point spread the Birds had in their favor last year when they hosted Washington.
Note: Last year’s game against the Commanders was Jalen Hurts’ only regular season loss. It was a very uncharacteristic game for the Eagles, as they turned the ball over four times in a 32-21 disappointment at home.
Jalen Hurts is just a different dude. While we’d all agree he has yet to play his best football this season, his greatest attribute is his intangibles and leadership.
With that said, you know he’s still got a bad taste in his mouth from that Monday Night Football game upset last year. You factor that into his play this year; it’s almost guaranteed that we’ll see a very focused and motivated Hurts in front of the rocking home crowd this Sunday.
We all know the NFC East matchups can be closer than anticipated, but I don’t see how the Commanders even stand a chance. The Eagles are playing C+/B- football and have dominated every interior matchup on both sides of the ball.
Philly’s defensive line, led by Jalen Carter and Jordan Davis, better be licking their chops, as the Commanders have allowed 19 sacks through three games.
I should also add that the Commanders have the fifth-worst point differential in the league. Factor that into the Eagle’s clear advantage overall and honestly, the offense is due for an explosive game with fewer errors in the red zone and passing game; I see this being a double-digit win for the Birds.
These divisional games will be crucial for the Eagles and can heavily sway seeding in the NFC East and playoff seeding.
The NFC East last saw a repeat champion nearly 20 years ago.
What better way to separate themselves from the rest of the division than by handing the Commanders another loss? And who knows, maybe Dallas lays another stinker during the 4PM window as they host the New England Patriots, who have given the Eagles and Dolphins their best punches already this season.