State of the NFC East: Eagles still flying high, Dallas rises

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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The Commanders’ three-game winning streak comes to end by way of a loss versus the Vikings.

The Washington Commanders were on a roll, having notched three wins in a row, but it all came to a screeching halt in Week 9 by way of a 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

During their winning streak, they averaged a 2.6-point margin of victory, which isn’t a business practice that any NFL team wants to hang its hat on, especially when the quality of play from the quarterback position can be erratic, but a win is a win. They’ve done that a lot with Taylor Heinicke at the helmo of their offensive attack.

Washington beat the Indianapolis Colts 17-16 in Week 8 despite trailing by six points with 2:39 left in the fourth quarter. Heinicke led a nine-play, 89-yard drive to close the show. He finished with 279 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception, but we all know he’s limited. He now faces one of the largest tests that he’ll see this season, tackling a top-notch Eagles defense.

Philadelphia is favored. They have also picked off opposing quarterbacks often lately. We’ll have to wait and see if more of the same is in order as these rivals battle for the second time this season on Monday Night Football.

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