Eagles versus Commanders: Reasonable requests, bold expectations for Week 8

They say one should never count wins before they happen, but you'll have to forgive us if we're strutting into this Eagles versus Commanders football game
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Philadelphia forces two turnovers and limits Washington's offense to 250 yards or fewer.

A beaten and battered Sam Howell will lead to pressing by Washington's QB and Howell's tendency to look at the attacking defenders rather than looking downfield to find his targets. You know what that means... Philly's secondary and second level will feast.

Sean Desai's unit keeps improving. They held the top-ranked offense in the game, that belonging to the Dolphins, to ten points. Expect more of the same versus the Commanders. Throw in a pair of forced turnovers for good measure.

The Eagles offense racks up 30 points and just under 400 yards of offense.

The Eagles entered Week 8 averaging 26.6 points per game. Only three NFL teams averaged more. They also rank third in yards gained per game, and they have done this despite long in-game droughts and while struggling to build consistency.

The Commanders entered Week 8 ranked 29th in points per game allowed (27.1). You do the math. This one should be fun. Philly eclipses 30 points scored and win this one by at least a touchdown.

Bonus: Jalen Hurts throws for 300 yards and accounts for four TDs.

Jalen Hurts impressed us in Week 7. Two late drives helped put the Miami Dolphins away. Expect more red zone efficiency. Expect big plays. He accounts for four TDs (rushing and passsing) in this one.