Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Commanders: Week 3 bold predictions

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Darius Slay #2, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Eagles’ defense forces two more turnovers versus the Commanders in Week 3.

One of the more noticeable concerns about the Eagles’ defense stems from the fact that they’ve been unable to create consistent pressure with their front four. That has to change.

Carson Wentz isn’t as stationary a target as Jared Goff and Kirk Cousins are (even though both of the latter two can run), but he’s a lot more reckless than both with the football… and that’s saying a lot. Wentz has already thrown two interceptions in this young season, and we hope he throws a few more.

A turnover or two and the extra possessions they create will, by our estimation, lead to the scores that provide the difference in the final tally.

The Eagles will limit the Commanders to 275 yards of offense and 20 points or less.

The Eagles’ defense was lights out in Week 2. We expect a similar showing in Week 3. The Commanders have their share of skill players, Terry McLaurin for instance, but at the risk of sounding disrespectful, here’s what we’ll say.

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Washington’s offense doesn’t worry us as much as Minnesota’s did or even as much as Detroit’s did. We expect some big plays, but we also expect the Commanders to endure a drought or two. It always seems to happen.

Jonathan Gannon is improving. So is his unit. Figure 275 yards of offense or less for the Commanders and 20 points or less on the scoreboard.