The month of October ends in the same manner that it began, with a Philadelphia Eagles game to be played versus the Washington Commanders. The disdain that Birds fans harbor towards their rivals from our nation's capital doesn't necessarily equal the powder keg that always seems to be brewing between Philly and the Dallas Cowboys (or, that of the Philly and the New York Giants), but it is palpable.
Trust us on this one. Philly should win, but we don't expect an easy win over the Commanders. Rarely do these games ever play out that way.
Eagles versus Commanders games come twice per NFL season. This is the 178th meeting between these two proud franchises. The Birds have taken ten of the last 13 meetings.
Victory in Week 8 will elevate Philly to a 7-1 record and put the finishing touch on a season sweep. A showdown with the Dallas Cowboys awaits in Week 9. The Birds have to get through this one first though.
Let's talk about the guys who will sit this one out.
The Eagles and Commanders announce their Week 8 inactives ahead of Sunday's game.
Jordan Davis is dealing with a hamstring injury. His leg was heavily wrapped in warmups. Pat Gallen caught some of that and a look at new Eagles Kevin Byard.
Jordan Davis walked off the field with trainers shortly thereafter and was deemed questionable, but playing him doesn't seem to be worth the risk.
As is customary each week, the Eagles and Commanders both announced their inactives 90 minutes before kickoff. They are as follows:
The Eagles announced the elevation of Julio Jones from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday. He can be given one more elevation to reach his maximum of three. The Birds must make a decision about adding him to the active roster after that.
Buckle up. Football should be fun today.
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Jalen Carter took a trip to the medical tent after the first defensive drive but remained on the sideline with his helmet and teammates. Milton Williams limped to the sideline after the Commanders' first scoring drive. He left the field to enter the locker room.
Grant Calcaterra walked into the locker room shortly thereafter.
Sua Opeta missed some time and was replaced by rookie Tyler Steen when that happened. Philly's defense would however lose Jalen Carter for the game. He suffered a back injury.