Eagles Dominate the Commanders- Week 3 Summary

3-0 START!!!! The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Washington Commanders, a divisional rival, 24-8 last Sunday.

We need to talk about the defense sacking Carson Wentz 9 times and hurried him 17 times in this game. Both teams went scoreless in the 1st quarter. The Eagles scored first with a field goal. The Eagles’ defense took Wentz to school. The Commanders’ offense could not produce anything in the first half. It was all the Philadelphia offense.

The next score was a Jalen Hurts pass to Dallas Goedert on a screen that went into the end zone for 23 yards. This was Goedert’s first TD reception this year.

Next drive, the Eagles moved up the field with ease. They capped it off with a 9-yard TD pass to AJ Brown. This also marked Brown’s first TD of the season and with the Eagles.

The Eagles then got a stop on defense, and the next drive by their offense might have been the best football I have ever seen them play. It was an 88-yard drive with 11 plays, and the highlight was a 44-yard catch by Devonta Smith. They ended that drive off with a TD pass from Jalen Hurts to the player of the week, Devonta himself. Smith exceeded his career-high in receiving yards in just 30 minutes of play.

He recorded seven receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown in just the first half. Fun fact, Smith accumulated three times the yardage the whole Commanders offense had in the first half. The Philly defense was so dominant they held Washington to almost 50 yards in total offense.

It also recently has been announced that Jalen Hurts is the NFC offensive player of the month. So far, he has attempted 98 passes and completed 66 of them. He has passed for 916, which is 3rd in the whole NFL. He is trailing Josh Allen with 1014 yards (1st) and Tua Tagovailoa with 925 yards (2nd).

He is also tied for second in interceptions with only 1. He has 7 (4 passing and 3 rushing) total touchdowns, which is tied for 5th in the NFL.  His quarterback rating (QBR) is 74.7, which is also 5th in the league. He has been performing at such an elite level, and if he keeps it up, he could win MVP and take the Eagles to the Super Bowl.

Eagles Player of the week:

Although Jalen Hurts has been dominant through the air and ground, Devonta Smith is our Eagles Player of the week nominee. Devonta Smith has had one of the best games in his career, finishing with a statline of 8 receptions, 169 yards, and one touchdown. Devonta Smith proved that he is a WR1 in the NFL.