Now, on to those things that need to be corrected. Philly's passing defense left much to be desired.
Just six days after we praised the Eagles defense, this unit nearly let the team down on Sunday. They allowed Washington to produce 365 yards of total offense and 31 points.
Commanders quarterback Sam Howell, aside from taking five sacks, was able to get Washington's passing game going versus the Eagles secondary. He completed 29 of 41 attempts for 290 yards. He also tossed a touchdown.
Philly's defense seemed to give Howell plenty of short easy throws, and to his credit, he took advantage of what was offered. Also, after recording multiple takeaways in each of the prior three weeks, the Eagles defense failed to force any turnovers in the game.
Philadelphia held up against the run pretty well despite giving up 107 rushing yards, but this team's success will continue to hinge on preventing opposing quarterbacks from having an easy time.
Philadelphia entered this game as they did a few others this year, with key pieces missing from the secondary. Safeties Justin Evans and Sydney Brown were out due to injuries. Hopefully they are back soon. Having all hands on deck should provide a boost.