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The Philadelphia Eagles are one of three undefeated teams in the NFL through three weeks.
Philly fans won’t let you forget, the Birds are trying to avenge one of the league’s biggest upsets a year ago against the Washington Commanders (2-1), who they will be hosting at home.
As Week 10 of the previous season approached, the Philadelphia team boasted an undefeated record of 8-0 and was heavily favored by 11 points to secure victory against the visiting Washington team, which held a 4-5 record then. A mere seven weeks prior, the Eagles had triumphed over their NFC East rival in Washington with a score of 24-8, narrowly missing out on a shutout in the game’s final two minutes.
One of the primary concerns facing the Eagles revolves around the condition of their starting Offensive Lineman, Landon Dickerson, who exited Monday night’s game due to a knee contusion. To determine his availability for Sunday, the Eagles closely monitored his participation in practice throughout the week.
In addition, Wide Receiver Quez Watkins, who has missed the last two games due to a hamstring ailment, remains in a questionable status. Likewise, backup running back Boston Scott is also in a questionable state following a concussion he sustained in Week 2 against Minnesota.
On the defensive front, safety Justin Evans, who left Monday’s game with a neck injury, is listed as questionable. Cornerback Avonte Maddox (pectoral) and linebacker Nakobe Dean (foot) have been placed on the injured reserve list.
Turning to Washington, tight end Logan Thomas missed last week’s game due to a concussion he suffered during the Denver game in Week 2. His status remains questionable.
While DeVonta Smith did miss practice on Thursday with an illness, he is expected to play. With that said, he is coming off a rather quiet game against the Buccaneers on MNF, and I love his matchup against the Commanders on Sunday at home.
Let’s not forget in week 3 last year against the Commanders, Smitty officially turned into “Skinny Batman” as he hauled in 8 receptions for 169 yards and a touchdown. Look for Smith to do some serious damage in this game.
The Eagles have demonstrated that their run defense is legit this season. While Brian Robinson Jr. is probably the best back they will have faced this season, it doesn’t really matter because the Eagles have contained every rusher from surpassing the 40-yard mark.
I also think the Eagles will have an early lead in this game and cause the Commanders to try and pass their way back into this game. Which will play right into the Eagles hands.
This just feels like a double digit win for the birds in my opinion. Sam Howell being sacked 19 times, which ranks 1st in the NFL, Haason Reddick’s cast coming off, and honestly besides the turnovers on Monday against the Buccaneers, the Eagles offense looked like it was showing glimpses of last year in the passing game.
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