Week 3’s game featuring the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Commanders doubles as the 175th meeting between these age-old foes. Some things never get old, huh?
Though it’s early, this game will help determine first place in the NFC East and no doubt have implications on playoff seeding if these two are still being mentioned in that conversation at season’s end.
For Philly, the goal is simple. Win, move to 3-0, and take that early divisional lead.
The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants do battle in the final contest of Week 3’s slate. Like the Commanders, they both own a win and a loss, so the winner of their game moves to 2-1 and shares a temporary lead in the NFC East with Washington if the Birds wind up on the wrong side of the final score.
Dare we say it? We’re going to call this an early must-win game for Philadelphia. It would be nice to have an early advantage over the rivals.
Here’s a quick recap of the roster statuses of both the Eagles and Commanders.
Philly’s injury report was a little on the heavy side this past Friday. 12 players were mentioned. All but one, left guard Landon Dickerson, were full participants. Dickerson sat out of the session with a foot injury and is questionable for Sunday’s game.
The Commanders have roster concerns of their own. Former Eagle, defensive end Casey Toohill, is out for Week 3’s game as he’s in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Defensive tackle Daniel Wise is a no-go for Week 3 thanks to an ankle injury.
Defensive end James Smith-Williams and outside linebacker David Mayo are questionable. The former has an abdomen issue. The latter is dealing with an ankle.
Rookie running back Brian Robinson is on Washington’s non-football injury list. Center Tyler Larsen and defensive end Chase Young are on the PUP, the Commanders’ physically unable to perform list.
The Eagles have also announced that they’ve elevated Britain Covey from the practice squad. He’ll handle return duties. This is the third and final time that Philly can elevate him from the practice squad to the active roster ahead of a football game.
If they’re to do so moving forward, they’ll have to the 53-man roster.
Philadelphia and Washington’s final inactive reports will be released 90 minutes before the kickoff of Sunday afternoon’s game. Bookmark this one. Watch the space below for updates as they come.
The Eagles and Commanders have announced that five players are inactive for Sunday.