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

NFL | FOOTBALL
TV: FOX
Logo Philadelphia Eagles
VS
Logo Washington Commanders
0
OPENNER
50

-5.5 -110
CURRENT
49.5o -110

-272
MONEYLINE
+217

24
SCORE
8

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 SEP 25TH 2022

Jalen Hurts threw for 340 yards and tossed three second-quarter touchdowns while the Philadelphia Eagles' defense battered Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz for six first-half sacks in a 24-8 win Sunday in Landover, Md.

Hurts completed 22 of 35 passes without an interception as Philadelphia (3-0) remained unbeaten and moved into sole possession of first place in the NFC East. The 2-0 New York Giants host Dallas on Monday night.

Wentz, the former Eagles' quarterback now playing for his third team in as many years, hit 25 of 43 passes for 211 yards. Washington got to the 1-yard line early in the fourth quarter, but Wentz's fourth-and-goal completion to Logan Thomas was stopped for no gain.

The Commanders (1-2) avoided a shutout on the next play when Daron Payne tackled Boston Scott in the end zone for a safety. But the game was decided long before then, thanks to Philadelphia's explosive second quarter.

Philadelphia finished with nine sacks with Brandon Graham (2.5) leading the way.

Jake Elliott converted a 32-yard field goal seven seconds into the period to start the outburst. Two plays after Graham strip-sacked Wentz and Javon Hargrave recovered, Hurts hooked up with Dallas Goedert over the middle for a 23-yard touchdown pass that made it 10-0 with 13:18 left in the half.

The Eagles took advantage of good field position for their next touchdown. Taking over at their 36, they needed just six plays to cover 64 yards. Hurts hit A.J. Brown from the 9 with 2:56 remaining for a 17-0 advantage.

Philadelphia essentially put the game away with a classic two-minute drill on its last possession of the half. Hurts' 44-yard connection with DeVonta Smith got the Eagles to the 1 and on fourth-and-goal, the duo connected for a 2-yard score to end the half and make it 24-0.

Smith finished the day with career bests of eight catches and 169 yards, giving him 249 in the last two games after being shut out in a Week 1 win in Detroit.

Antonio Gibson scored on a 1-yard run with 1:55 left for Washington.

--Field Level Media

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