Ranking the top defensive nightmares for this enhanced Eagles offense

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Jonathan Allen #93, Bobby McCain #20. Washington Football Team (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

. . Washington Commanders. 6. team. 58.

The Washington Commanders boast a potentially destructive defensive line, one they hope to unleash in their two games versus the Eagles.

This Washington Commanders defense was really underwhelming last year, especially when you look at all of the talent they fielded. They finished 25th in points against and 22nd in yards allowed. They also gave up 519 and 330 yards last year to the Philadelphia Eagles in their two losses. That is definitely something they’ll want to remedy.

The Commanders boast the powerhouse defensive line that may allow them to do so. Just look at all of the talent: Montez Sweat, Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen, and last year’s second overall pick, Chase Young. That is an absolute UNIT.

If there was one defensive line that would force the Eagles’ offensive coaches to lose sleep on the nights before an upcoming game, one that could give the NFL’s best offensive line its toughest matchup of the season, it might be the one belonging to the Commanders. If not, they’re damn close.

They can bring the power and heat from every position along the defensive front, and that is a tough task for any offensive line to overcome, even if that line is as good as the one playing in Philly.

Washington has some playmakers in the secondary as well. Just look at William Jackson III and Kamren Curl if you need an example of that theory. The Commanders can be attacked in the passing game though, mainly with RBs and TEs, and the Eagles have the weapons to get the job done. Hurts’ reads will have to be swift and accurate because he’ll have those behemoths bearing down on him often.

These are two division battles to watch. Nothing like watching strength-on-strength football and when the Commander’s defensive line and the Eagle’s offensive line meet, there is sure to be an explosion of collisions.