Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys: Who runs the NFC East?

Philadelphia Eagles (Credit: Imagn Images photo pool)
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Logan Ryan #23 and Kyle Allen #8 (Nyg Vs Was)
Logan Ryan #23 and Kyle Allen #8 (Nyg Vs Was) /

4. team. 58. . 1-5. Previous: 3rd. Washington Commanders

Well, at least the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t in the cellar.

The Washington Football Team hasn’t played like they did when they beat the ‘Birds’ in any game that has followed the season opener. That game looks more like an outlier every week, which should make Philadelphia fans angry.

Think about it, how could a team that has played so poorly beat them in the first place? Philly lost that one by ten points. Sure, any team can win on any given Sunday, but this is one loss that Philly fans would love to forget (but can’t).

Washington’s quarterback situation is far from optimal. Kyle Allen again got the start and went on to show anyone watching that he isn’t the team’s long-term answer at the position. He threw for two touchdowns and one interception, but didn’t wow anyone and isn’t showing anything that demonstrates that he’s worth keeping in the lineup.

Don’t be surprised if Washington eventually resorts to throwing Dwayne Haskins back in the lineup. He wasn’t playing well when he got benched, but his ceiling is higher than Allen’s. Haskins could end up providing a spark to an offense that currently ranks 30th in points scored (108) and 27th in passing touchdowns (six).

Washington’s defense isn’t faring any better and their defensive line, which looked like a strength in Week 1, was a non-factor versus the Giants. If Washington keeps playing the way they have recently, they’ll remain at the bottom of the division for a while.