Eagles vs Washington Week 3 Predictions


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The Philadelphia Eagles face the Washington Commanders at 1:00 PM (EST) on Sunday, September 25th, at FedEx Field.

See how some of our writers predict this game going:

Krish Rao:

The Eagles have their second away game this week, coming into Washington with a 2-0 record with a win over the Minnesota Vikings. The Eagles stacked up some impressive stats, with Jalen Hurts getting two touchdown rushes, a touchdown pass, 333 passing yards, and 57 rushing yards. He had a good performance other than the Jordan Hicks interception. DeVonta Smith did well against the Vikings with seven receptions for 80 yards, but his usage must improve consistently due to his poor showing against the Lions. Washington is coming in with a 1-1 record, with a loss to the Lions last week.

Their offense has promise with their targets available, but in the end, it is up to Carson Wentz to get them the ball. The Washington quarterback has been consistent so far between the two weeks, so we will see if he can keep it up against the Eagles’ defense. The Eagles might face some challenges against the Commanders to start but will get in a rhythm in the second half. I pick the Eagles to beat out the Commanders 27- 21, leaving the game with a 3-0 record facing the Jaguars at the Lincoln Financial Field in Week 4

Jayden Nagathota:

Washington will be a tough divisional matchup for Philadelphia. Carson Wentz is looking new and improved in terms of production and efficiency. Wentz surpassed 300 passing yards in each of his first two games, recorded seven touchdown passes, and threw three interceptions. Antonio Gibson also needs to be utilized more. He rushed for over 1000 yards last year and entered the endzone multiple times. This year he has received 14 touches on the ground and a combined eight receptions through the air. The Eagles’ run defense hasn’t been great, as they let De’Andre Swift get 140 rushing yards. However, the defense held Dalvin Cook to 40 scrimmage yards.

Terry McLaurin is also a critical factor in the Commander’s offense. He recorded 130 receiving yards in both games combined. However, he faces a tough matchup as he will likely line up against Darius Slay. Slay put Jefferson in prison last week, recording five pass deflections and two interceptions.

AJ Brown and Devonta Smith will have favorable matchups for the Eagles’ offense as they face bottom-tier corners on the Commanders. I predict Brown will surpass 110 yards and find the endzone for a score. Smith will surpass 70 receiving but doesn’t catch a touchdown pass. Dallas Goedert, also an elite weapon for the Eagles, will reach 50 yards receiving and catch a touchdown pass. Jalen Hurts will also continue his streak with rushing touchdowns and rushes for another one this game. The Eagles’ defense will have a field day. They will have plenty of sacks and 2+ interceptions facing their former quarterback. I believe this will be another high-scoring game for the Eagles, and I have them winning 27-10.

Siddarth Thota:
The Eagles have succeeded on offense and defense in the past two games. Jalen Hurts has been an X-factor on the ground and passing game, with his top 2 receivers, Devonta smith and AJ brown, racking up yards. Nick Sirianni has been using RPOS, and other option plays to fool defenses to set up big gains. AJ Brown was lethal vs. Detroit, gaining 155 yards on ten receptions. He showed great hands, as well as good route running. Devonta struggled vs. the Lions, barely getting targeted, but did well against the Vikings, finding holes down the middle against their lackluster defense. He got seven receptions for 80 yards.

The offensive line played well in both games, with Jason Kelce and Jordan Mailata at the helm. The defense looked good, allowing only 7 to the Vikings. Stars Darius Slay and James Bradberry carried the secondary, while Hasson Reddick and Fletcher Cox fought at the line. Notably, Darius Slay, the Eagles’ star corner, held Justin Jefferson to only 48 yards last game.

I predict a 3-0 start to the season. A prolific Eagle’s defensive line will prevail. Wentz has mixed results when faced with pressure. Antonio Gibson should be used, as he is off a 1000-yard rushing season. The Eagles still boast one of the top run defenses in the league. Their main offensive threat Terry McLaurin will be matched up against Darius slay. Such will be a battle to watch. I trust the secondary to have success vs. Washington. The Eagles’ offense will hold up well. Our star-studded offensive line has what it takes to be held within the likes of Montez sweat and Jonathan Allen. Our option game will most likely fool the Commanders on a few plays. With a mediocre secondary, our receivers are due for big games. The defense will also have to deal with Miles Sanders on the ground, who gained 96 yards and one touchdown in week 1 and another 80 yards last week. He has stepped up so far this season, as last season, he couldn’t find the end zone and missed games. I expect Jalen Hurts to be dealing with pressure, which he has had trouble dealing with. He usually responds with his legs. Hopefully, he will try to see the man downfield. My score prediction is 21-10. The Eagles will celebrate with a 3-0 start on the ride home.

Rohit Rao:
The Eagles head into Washington with a great 2-0 start to their season (after dominating the Minnesota Vikings) and look forward to seeking to be a potential 3-0 team after Sunday. Coming off a loss to the Detroit Lions, Washington looks to get their second home win of the season. The Philadelphia Eagles are currently one of the top teams in the league. With a roster as talented as Philly’s, Philadelphia should be able to take care of a somewhat porous defense with their offense. The Washington offense should also have trouble against this Philadelphia defense, as they are one of the top units in run blocking and hoist one of the better secondaries in the league. However, the Washington Commanders’ weapons on offense could allow newly acquired quarterback Carson Wentz to pick apart the defense to a degree, allowing for a shootout between Eagles Quarterback Jalen Hurts and the former Eagle Carson Wentz. Though the Eagles might find themselves in a trap game this Sunday, I still pick the Eagles to comfortably win this game 30-14, prepping for Jacksonville at home with a 3-0 record.