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Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Commanders Pick & Prediction SEPTEMBER 25th 2022

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Logo Philadelphia Eagles
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Logo Washington Commanders
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OPENNER
50

-6 -106
CURRENT
49.5o -110

-286
MONEYLINE
+233

0
SCORE
0

The Philadelphia Eagles are arguably the best team in the NFC at the moment. They have a 2-0 record this season and are coming off of a huge win in week 2. The Eagles easily dismantled the Minnesota Vikings, winning 24-7. This week, they face a familiar foe in the Washington Commanders. Heading out on the road in week 3, the Eagles are looking to go 3-0.

The Washington Commanders got a fast start to their season, going 1-0. However, they suffered a 36-27 loss to the Detroit Lions last week, a tough defeat to be sure. With Carson Wentz under center, the Commanders have a revitalized offense. The question is, can their defense find a way to stop the Eagles? If not, the Commanders could suffer the same fate as Minnesota.

Eagles vs. Commanders Odds (NFL Week 3)

TV: FOX

MONEY LINE: Eagles (-280) vs. Commanders (+235)

SPREAD: Eagles -6.5 (-110) vs. Commanders +6.5 (-110)

GAME TOTAL: Over 47.5 (-110) vs. Under 47.5 (-110)

Eagles vs. Commanders Betting Preview

In terms of fast starts, no team has moved quicker than the Philadelphia Eagles. They got off to a fast start with a 38-35 win over the Detroit Lions and followed it up in week 2. Beating the Minnesota Vikings 24-7, the Eagles are easily slashing through the NFC North.

In week 2, Hurts threw 333 yards and a touchdown, but also had 57 rushing yards. He added two rushing touchdowns to his stat line and picked apart the Vikings' defense. In total, Philadelphia put up 486 total yards, over 300 of which were earned in the first half.

As they head into the game against the Washington Commanders, the Eagles are 6.5-point favorites. Considering they have a high-powered offense, we’re surprised that they aren’t favored by more. Still, this spread makes the Philadelphia Eagles an attractive pick.

The Washington Commanders are coming off of a tough 36-27 loss to the Detroit Lions. Prior to that, however, the Commanders beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 28-22. In week 2, quarterback Carson Wentz went 30/46, throwing for 337 yards and three touchdowns.

As a team, the Commanders were down 22-0 at the half, but rallied back in the last two quarters. Perhaps if they had a little more time, the Commanders could’ve mounted a better comeback. They ended the game with a touchdown, but the main problem in Washington is their defense.

Taking on the Philadelphia Eagles is going to be a tough challenge. The first thing they’ll need to do is find a way to shut down Jalen Hurts. Hurts has picked apart several defenses so far, and Washington needs to avoid it happening again. Unfortunately, they don’t seem capable of it.

Eagles vs. Commanders Predictions

The Washington Commanders have allowed 29 points per game to start the season. They rank as one of the worst defenses in the league, allowing over 400 yards per game. Although they're at home, they have a very low chance of being able to stop Jalen Hurts. Even if it turned into a scoring battle, the Commanders were overwhelmed by the Lions last week.

Considering they’ll only need to win by a touchdown, we’ll take the Philadelphia Eagles here. They easily covered the spread in week 2 and it was against a much tougher opponent. Look for Hurts and the Eagles to extend their winning streak to three games. We’ll take the under as well since Philadelphia will do a lot of the scoring.

Final Score: 27-17 (Eagles)

EXTRA POINTS

1. Philadelphia is 5-2 in their last seven games on the road.

2. The Eagles are 8-2 in their last ten games against the Washington Commanders.

3. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games.

Best Bet: Philadelphia Eagles -6.5 (-110) and Under 47.5 (-110)

PREDICTION
Philadelphia Eagles
27
21
Washington Commanders

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Commanders Recap JAN 2TH 2022

Jalen Hurts led a second-half rally and Rodney McLeod made the game-clinching interception with 24 seconds left as the visiting Philadelphia Eagles came from behind for a 20-16 win over the Washington Football Team Sunday afternoon in in Landover, Md.

Hurts completed 17 of 26 passes for 214 yards as Philadelphia (9-7) kept its hold on a wild-card spot in the NFC. The Eagles can capture a playoff berth with a win Sunday at home against Dallas. Washington was eliminated from postseason contention.

Taylor Heinicke completed 27 of 36 passes for 247 yards to lead Washington (6-10). Heinicke led a drive in the closing minutes that reached the Philadelphia 30. But on a first-down play, McLeod made a diving catch in the end zone of a Heinicke pass intended for John Bates.

After trailing 16-7 at the half, Philadelphia shut Washington out the rest of the way. Midway through the fourth quarter, Avonte Maddox made a stop against Washington receiver Terry McLaurin (seven receptions, 61 yards) on third down and followed that with a pass breakup on fourth down to give Philadelphia possession at the Eagles 49.

Ten plays later, Jake Elliott's second field goal of the game, a 41-yarder, gave the Eagles a 20-16 lead with 2:21 left.

Philadelphia drew close in the third quarter as Hurts made a scrambling completion on third-and-14, finding Greg Ward Jr. for 27 yards. Four plays later, on fourth and goal, Boston Scott vaulted over a Washington defender near the goal line pylon to make it 16-14.

Early in the fourth quarter, Elliott made a 42-yard field goal to give the Eagles the lead.

Washington got on the scoreboard first, driving 67 yards on just six plays. Heinicke's 24-yard pass to Bates set up an 11-yard touchdown run by Jaret Patterson.

As Heinicke completed 14 of his first 15 passes, Washington controlled the ball for much of the first half and Joey Slye converted three field goals, including a 55-yarder that closed the first half with a 16-7 advantage.

--Field Level Media

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