Sneaky Commanders the Eagles must keep tabs on in Week 8 to avoid unforeseen upset

The Eagles square off with Washington in a Week 8 road date. Keep an eye on some of these often-overlooked Commanders.
Jahan Dotson, Eagles news
Jahan Dotson, Eagles news / Scott Taetsch/GettyImages

The Commanders always give the Eagles problems, and Sunday's game won't be an exception.

Sometimes, it's easy to forget about the Washington Commanders. Heck, they used to be good. They won three Super Bowls once upon a time. They even rehired the guy, Joe Gibbs, who delivered them once. If we're being honest, however, even as lovers of Philadelphia Eagles football, the disdain for them, though everpresent, isn't as thick as the hatred we harbor for the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys.

We all know that Terry McLaurin is a stud and, in many ways, one of those guys who's just too damn good to have spent so many of his prime years on teams that we knew were going nowhere. He's kind of like Washington's version of Larry Fitzgerald.

Ahead of Philly and Washington's coming game, a thought crossed our minds. It's often those under-the-radar guys that poop the party. This is their story.

Here are a handful of those sneaky guys that the Eagles had better be discussing in film study. They'll most certainly be looking to help deliver an upset.

1. Jahan Dotson and Dyami Brown

Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders
Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

We all know Terry McLaurin. We all know Curtis Samuel, but it's the sneaky guys like Jahan Dotson and Dyami Brown that tend to irritate opposing defenses.

The last time Philly saw the Commanders, Brown averaged 25.5 yards on two catches. Dotson reached the end zone and could again if taken lightly.

2. Logan Thomas, tight end

Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders
Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

As we all know, capable tight ends have had a tendency to have their way with Eagles defenses over the years. It has happened with Sean Desai and Jonathan Gannon calling the plays. Heck, it happened from time to time when Jim Schwartz was walking around.

Logan Thomas caught all three of his targets in Week 4. Philly will want to know where he is at all times.

3. Jamin Davis, linebacker

Jamin Davis, Washington Commanders
Jamin Davis, Washington Commanders / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

Jamin Davis has collected the third most tackles by a Commanders defender this season. He ranks fourth on Washington's stat sheet in solo stops. Philly's ball carriers had better keep their heads on swivels whenever he's around.

4. Kendall Fuller, cornerback

Kendall Fuller, Washington Commanders
Kendall Fuller, Washington Commanders / Michael Owens/GettyImages

Emmanuel Forbes was taken to school by A.J. Brown in Philly. He saw a measly five snaps in Week 7. Kendall Fuller isn't Darius Slay or James Bradberry by any means, but it's always interesting to see who the Eagles receivers will match up with.

We've seen DeVonta Smith sky on Fuller before, but Kendall's a baller. We'll give him that. He's tied for the team's fourth-highest tackle total (35). He leads the Commanders in interceptions with a pair.

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