The Washington Commanders (4-5, 2-2 Away) are on the road to face the Philadelphia Eagles (8-0, 4-0 Home), who will be looking to remain undefeated, at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday. The Eagles are 11-point favorites, and the total is 43.5.Washington is coming off a tight 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field last Sunday. Taylor Heinicke was 15 of 28 for 149 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Brian Robinson Jr. ran 13 times for 44 yards.
Curtis Samuel caught three passes for 65 yards and a touchdown. Philadelphia won for the eighth straight game last Thursday, beating the Houston Texans 29-17 at NRG Stadium. Jalen Hurts threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns. Miles Sanders carried 17 times for 93 yards and a touchdown. Dallas Goedert also scored once. He was targeted nine times, hauling in eight receptions for 100 yards.
The Eagles won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 24-8 victory in September, their third straight win against Washington. Jalen Hurts threw three touchdowns for Philadelphia.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Commanders are averaging 17.7 points per game for the season, 26th in the NFL, and they are facing an Eagles defense that has surrendered 16.9 PPG (4th). Meanwhile, Philadelphia has scored 28.1 points a game this season, second in the league, and Washington is allowing 21.3 PPG (16th).
The Commanders rank 20th in the league in passing yards per game (235.3) and 22nd in rushing (108.0). They can expect a tough test through the air, as the Eagles are third in the league in passing yards allowed per game (200.3). Against the run, Philadelphia is 20th (121.4).
Philadelphia is eighth in the league in passing yards per game (258.1) and sixth in rushing (148.8), while the Commanders are allowing 235.8 passing yards (20th) and 113.2 rushing yards per game (10th).
Washington is averaging 2.4 red zone trips a game this season, zeroth lowest in the NFL, finding the end zone 55% of the time (17th). Philadelphia ranks as one of the biggest red zone threats in the league, scoring a touchdown 70% of the time (5th) when the team advances inside the 20.
Through six games, Carson Wentz has thrown for 10 touchdowns (6 INT) and 248.2 yards per game to lead Washington in passing. In three away games this season, he has four TDs (3 INT) and an average of 202.0 yards passing.
Antonio Gibson leads the team in rushing with an average of 36.4 yards a game over nine games. He has two touchdowns on the ground. Terry McLaurin is the Commanders’ leading receiver with 67.7 yards a game and two TDs.
Jalen Hurts has 12 passing touchdowns (2 INT) with 255.2 yards per game through eight games to lead Philadelphia. In four home games this season, he has thrown for seven TDs (2 INT) and an average of 244.2 yards.
Miles Sanders has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 82.0 yards a game through eight games. He has six touchdowns. A.J. Brown has been a key target in the Eagles’ passing game. He has six touchdowns and an 89.8 yard per game average through eight appearances. A.J. Brown is averaging 8.6 targets per game (5.4 receptions).
HOME AND AWAY
Philadelphia has yet to suffer defeat at home this season in four games.
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