Last season, the Washington Commanders were the first team to beat the Philadelphia Eagles and they have the chance to do the same thing this year. The Eagles come into this NFC East clash at 3-0 while Washington is 2-1 after getting blown out by Buffalo in Week 3.
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Now, let’s take a look at the odds for this matchup.
Commanders vs. Eagles odds, spread and total
Eagles vs. Commanders Betting Trends
- Eagles are 2-0-1 ATS
- The OVER is 2-1 in Eagles games
- Commanders are 1-2 ATS
- The UNDER is 2-1 in Commanders games
Commanders vs. Eagles injury reports
Commanders injury report
- Logan Thomas - TE - Questionable (concussion)
- Dax Milne - WR - IR (groin)
- Efe Obada - DE - IR (knee)
- Phidarian Mathis - DT - IR (calf)
Eagles injury report
- Quez Watkins - WR - Questionable (hamstring)
- Boston Scott - RB - Questionable (concussion)
- Avonte Maddox - CB - IR (pectoral)
- Nakobe Dean - LB - IR (foot)
Commanders vs. Eagles how to watch
- Date: Sunday, October 1
- Time: 1:00 PM EST
- Venue: Lincoln Financial Field
- How to Watch (TV): FOX
- Commanders Record: 2-1
- Eagles Record: 3-0
Commanders vs. Eagles key players to watch
Sam Howell, QB: Howell threw four interceptions in the 37-3 loss to the Bills and might have finally revealed his true stripes against a good football team.
Reed Blankenship, S: Who knew that the reason the Vikings scored at will against the Eagles was because Reed Blankenship was out. Even after missing a game he leads the team in tackles and had six on Monday night against the Buccaneers. He also had an interception and for the year he leads the team with three pass break ups.
Commanders vs. Eagles prediction and pick
Last year, the Commanders were able to catch the Eagles off guard and run the ball down their throats. That was one of the biggest reasons that Philadelphia added Linval Joseph and Ndamukong Suh as free agents in the middle of the season. This season, that game plan is not going to fly.
The Eagles have a terrifying defensive line with the young guys, Jalen Carter and Jordan Davis, both dominating and Fletcher Cox still producing. The Eagles now have the No. 1 rush defense in all of football, after that was their weakness in 2022. They are only allowing 48.3 rushing yards a game and 3.0 yards per carry which ranks fourth.
The defense in Philly is vulnerable through the air, but Sam Howell is not going to expose them, especially not facing pressure like the Eagles constantly get with their absurdly deep defensive line. Philadelphia is actually only 12th in the NFL in pressure rate, but are doing that while only blitzing 15.9% which is 30th.
When Sam Howell is pressured he is completing just 46.2% of his passes and has thrown four of his five picks. He’s been sacked 19 times, which is the most of any quarterback in the NFL. He’s a terrible decision maker who holds onto the ball too long and always thinks he can make a play. Sounds like another quarterback that’s played on both sides of this rivalry.
The Eagles are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams, but aren’t great against the spread. Still, I love them to cover this week with its ability to get to the quarterback.
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