Reasons Eagles will sweep the Commanders on Monday Night Football

Kyzir White #43, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Kyzir White #43, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

At this point in our lives, we’ve all seen a ton of football, so we should all be well aware of the dangers of jotting down wins before they occur. Then again, if you aren’t suiting up for the Philadelphia Eagles or anyone else this week, that rule doesn’t apply to you. That’s part of the reason why betting odds are released early in the work week, why we bet on games before they occur, and why ‘bulletin-board material’ never includes Twitter rants from fans.

Here’s where we break that age-old rule that isn’t written anywhere. The Eagles are going to beat the Washington Commanders on Monday and complete the season sweep. Vegas believes that we agree. For the sake of argument, here are some accompanying arguments to support the theory.

Here are five reasons to expect the season sweep by the Eagles in Week 10.

Here are a handful of reasons to expect the ninth win of this young season by the Eagles on Monday Night Football (and the subsequent season sweep of the Commanders). Trust us when we tell you this. We could have given you a dozen.

The Eagles’ pass rush will feast again in Week 10.

After getting through their first game of the season with Carson Wentz only being sacked once, the Commanders have gone on to give up two or more sacks in seven of their last eight games. That includes a nine-sack affair at home versus the Eagles in Week 3.

Philadelphia pummeled Carson Wentz on that day, and Taylor Heinecke isn’t a sitting duck by any means. Still, during Washington’s most recent game, the Commanders QB1 of the moment was sacked three times by the Minnesota Vikings defense, and he was hit on seven other occasions.

They may not notch nine sacks again, but Philly’s pass rush will have opportunities to make plays.

At some point, Taylor Heinecke will have to try and beat the Eagles from the pocket.

Taylor Heinecke’s athleticism is brought up often and for good reason. He’s a talented freelancer whom his teammates believe in, but at some point, every scrambler at the professional level has to prove that he can beat opposing defenses from the pocket.

As far as Heinecke is concerned, the jury is still out deliberating on that one.

Beating the Eagles means the Commanders must eclipse 17 points.

The Eagles, despite being undefeated, aren’t unbeatable, but if you are going to beat them, you’re going to have to score points. The Washington Commanders, after putting up 28 points and 27 points versus the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions in Week 1 and Week 2 respectively, have only exceeded 17 points once in the seven games that they’ve played since then.

The Commanders too often, experience long droughts where nothing happens offensively.

Remember when we spent all of that time discussing the Eagles’ inability to put four full quarters together? Yeah… Well, the Commanders have had that same issue, and they have yet to figure out something to fix the problem. That’s why, again, they have only exceeded 17 points one time since Week 2.

The Commanders will turn the ball over at some point.

Taylor Heinecke is talented, but he isn’t good enough to beat the Eagles’ defense with his arm consistently. At some point, he’ll press. He’ll try to do too much (which is a staple of his game sometimes), and he’ll turn the ball over.

Don’t rule out the possibility of the Eagles’ defense forcing a fumble though. One way or another, they’ll create an extra opportunity or two for Jalen Hurts and the offense.

Simply put, the Eagles are the better team.

This can’t be debated. The Eagles are better than the Commanders on paper. They’re probably more talented at most positions. The interior of the defensive line is debatable. The exception might be at running back.

Big-time players make big plays in big games. It doesn’t get much bigger than a divisional matchup between two of the NFL’s most popular teams on Monday Night Football. FanDuel favors the Birds. We agree. You can never rule out the possibility of a tight game when teams know each other well, but we don’t see it here. Philly wins this one by two scores.

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