It’s been the same old Washington team over the years. The Washington Commanders have dropped four of their last five games and have now dropped to 3-4 on the season.
They’ll take on the Philadelphia Eagles on their home field, looking to get back to .500 in a big divisional matchup on Sunday.
Washington came close to defeating the Eagles earlier this year. On the road, the Commanders took the Eagles into overtime but eventually lost 34-31.
At the time, many viewed that loss as a moral victory. But after a 14-7 loss to the Giants, most Washington fans have lost hope.
Although the Commanders took the Eagles into overtime a few weeks ago, Philadelphia is -7 against the spread, with the total at 43.5. The Under is juiced to -115.
Take a look at the Eagles vs Commanders odds for this NFC North matchup.
Location: FedEx Field
Eagles vs Commanders Odds
The Eagles have won six of seven games this season. However, they’re just 4-2-1 against the spread this season. Philadelphia won its most recent games against the spread with a 31-17 win over the Dolphins as three-point favorites.
This season, the Eagles have been favored in every game this year. However, the one loss came against the Jets as a 6.5-point favorite on the road. They’ll be on the road against Washington, which is something to look out for. However, the Eagles have defeated Washington in four of their last five meetings.
With totals, the Eagles have hit the Under in four games while going Over the total in three games this season.
Conversely, the Commanders are 3-4 against the spread and have also hit the Under in four of seven games. Washington was a 3-point favorite on the road against the Giants and scored just seven points in the loss.
It’s safe to assume that the Commanders will need to score more against the Eagles on Sunday if they want any chance of winning this NFC East matchup.
Let’s Give Philadelphia’s Defense Some Love!
Typically, the offense gets most of the love. However, the Philadelphia run defense has been super dominant up front.
Head coach Nick Sirianni told the media that he believes the Eagles have a lot of physicality.
They’ve allowed only 440 yards rushing this season. That’s essentially 63 yards per game.
One of the guys that Sirianni spoke about was Jordan Davis. Davis clogs up the gaps and has helped keep everything in front of the defense in the run game. At 6-foot-6, 336 lbs, it’s easy to understand how he can be such a monster.
It’s a team game. However, Davis has been one of the major bright spots on this defense. Everyone is playing at a high level, specifically against the run.
Jonathan Allen Went Berserk After Washington’s Most Recent Loss
Jonathan Allen has been with the Commanders for seven years as a major part of that defense. However, the Commanders haven’t had many winning seasons or things to get excited about.
It’s losses against teams like the Giants, where the Commanders are favorites and completely vanish in games.
For example, New York had a four-game losing streak and defeated Washington. That’s not a good look for the Commanders, who allowed a Giants team that hadn’t won in a month to pull out a victory.
After the game was over, Allen spoke to the media in disgust. He told NBC’s reporter that the Giants whooped them and that the Commanders needed to improve.
He also called out the lack of focus and attention to detail. Allen believes that Washington needs to start fast and stop creating holes for themselves that are too hard to overcome in the second half.
He’s not wrong. Hopefully, he can get everyone on the Commanders to buy in before their meeting against the Eagles.
It’s Hard To Stop The Eagles
The Eagles have so many weapons on offense.
They’ve got Jalen Hurts at quarterback, who can throw the deep ball, be accurate, and rush the football when his name is called.
Then there’s D’Andre Swift at running back, who has already rushed for 514 yards and two scores on 101 carries this year.
Beyond that, in the receiving room, the Eagles have A.J. Brown, who has earned 809 yards receiving on 52 catches.
The offense is built for a Super Bowl. That’s why they made it last year. Even on their 20-yard line, the Eagles really only need nine yards in three downs. They’ll be able to get that one extra yard with the brotherly shove. That also gives the Eagles an advantage.
With the Commanders allowing 389.3 yards per game, it will be difficult for Washington to get many stops against Hurts and the Eagles. They’ve tackled well but allowed 125.7 yards per game on the ground.
With the Eagles averaging 142.7 yards per game rushing the football, they will have their way against Washington.
Washington’s Playmakers Go Missing
On the other hand, the Washington Commanders aren’t getting great production from their playmakers. It might be Sam Howell’s fault at quarterback. Or maybe it’s the receivers for not getting open.
However, Terry McLaurin has just 37 catches for 432 yards and one touchdown in seven games. He was supposed to be a big portion of the offense. The same can be said for Jahan Dotson, who has been out-gained by Curtis Samuel and Logan Thomas.
The offense isn’t clicking, hence the seven points against the Giants last weekend.
Although the Commanders covered their most recent game against the Eagles, we’re backing the Eagles in this one. Times have changed.
The Eagles vs Commanders odds have the NFL picks against the spread for the Eagles sitting at -7. The Eagles are tied as the NFL leaders with six wins and have had some massive offensive NFL scores this season.
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