Uncharacteristic self-inflicted wounds made for some tense moments.
The Eagles committed a season high 11 penalties that resulted in 80 yards. It's hard to win when that happens. Thankfully, they didn't rob themselves of a win. Several mistakes nearly cost them though.
A defensive holding call on third-and -12 conversion attempt during Washington's opening drive led to a Commanders touchdown. In the second half, with the Eagles holding onto a seven point lead, a Terrell Edmunds face mask penalty gave the Commanders a free 15 yards which led to a game-tying touchdown.
On Philly's go-ahead touchdown with less than two minutes remaining in regulation, A.J. Brown was called for taunting. He made a great play to put the Eagles up by seven points, but the 15-yard penalty enforced on the kickoff gave the Commanders a short field to work with on their game tying drive.
Washington quickly marched down the field and scored at the end of regulation. The Eagles ultimately won, so Brown's actions will soon be forgotten, but this could have ended much differently had Washington elected to attempt a two-point conversion. What might we be saying today had they done so and were successful?