The Philadelphia Eagles had another impressive victory against the Washington Commanders this past Sunday. Furthermore, the Eagles almost shut out Washington if it was not for a late Commanders touchdown in the fourth quarter. The final score of this game was 24-8. This will be a recap of the Philadelphia Eagles Week 3 game against the Washington Commanders.
The Eagles Defense shines
The Eagles’ defense shut down the Commanders’ offense to just 240 yards of total offense. Washington quarterback Carson Wentz had a rough game this past Sunday. Philadelphia’s defense sacked Wentz nine times, which is an unbelievable stat for this game. This is a team that finished near dead last in sacks in 2021. Brandon Graham led the Eagles’ defense in sacks in this game with 2.5. Furthermore, Josh Sweat, Fletcher Cox, T.J. Edwards, Haason Reddick, and Javon Hargrave all got in on the action of the sack parade. The key to this game was pressuring Wentz and making him uncomfortable in the pocket, which the Eagles did to perfection.
The leading tackler in this game was T.J. Edwards which is not surprising. He had 10 total tackles. Kyzir White was right behind him with nine. The Eagles recorded one turnover in this game which was a fumble by Wentz courtesy of the Eagles’ defensive pressure. This was the Eagles’ best defensive game of the year thus far and it is only Week 3. This is an exciting team.
The Eagles Offense
The star of this game was Jalen Hurts once again. He accumulated 340 passing yards and threw for three touchdowns. However, he only had 20 rushing yards, which is nothing to be upset about. It just shows that Hurts can be a good quarterback without his legs. The leading receiver in this game was DeVonta Smith who totaled 169 receiving yards. He also had a ridiculous touchdown catch with a Washington defender draped all over him. He has been the standout receiver for the past two games now. A.J. Brown was the second leading receiver with 85 yards. He also had a nine-yard touchdown catch as he powered his way into the end zone. Furthermore, former SMU tight end Grant Calcaterra got his first NFL reception. It was a huge 40-yard reception that put the Eagles in Commanders’ territory.
The Eagles did not do much on the ground whatsoever. The Eagles had a total of 72 rushing yards which is the least we have seen in a while. Miles Sanders led the team with 46 yards. He averaged 3.1 yards a carry. However, this is nothing to be alarmed about. It shows that this offense is not one-dimensional. They can win on the ground, but they can also beat teams through the air.
Overall, this was an all-around good game for the Philadelphia Eagles, improving to 3-0. They will get a hot Jaguars team next weekend in Philadelphia. This concludes this Philadelphia Eagles Week 3 recap on the Eagles win over the Commanders.