We’ll have to wait a year (at least) to see old flame Carson Wentz return to Philadelphia, as the quarterback will miss Monday’s game between the Eagles and the artists formerly known as the Commanders due to injury.
Instead, it’s Jalen Hurts and the league’s lone unbeaten team against Taylor Heinecke and the team that just cannot stop taking Ls on the field and off. How will it go down? Joe and John think they know.
Last week’s game yielded a draw. so Joe will go first again.
Joe (3-4-1): I think we all had this date circled on our calendars as soon as Carson Wentz was traded to Washington. Should we have also known that something would happen to prevent us from getting our shot at, to be polite, booing the living bejeezus out of him.
The Birds come into the game off a mini-bye, having last played 11 days earlier. This can sometimes lead to a bit of rust, but even a rusty Eagles squad should be able to handle the Commanders.
For some reason, though, this doesn’t feel like a blowout. With a road trip to the inexplicably Jeff Saturday-led Indianapolis Colts and a home game against Aaron Rodgers and whatever’s left of the Green Bay Packers coming up, this feels like a “do enough to win” sort of game. Which, admittedly, at home in prime time, isn’t all that much. Eagles 24, Commanders 14.
Offensive Standout: Dallas Goedert
Defensive Standout: Darius Slay
John (4-3-1): *Sigh* ::puts dollar in jar:: This should have been the game when Carson Wentz returned to Philadelphia…instead, we get Taylor Heinicke. It won’t matter.
The Eagles will dominate the Commanders, improving to 9-0 for the first time in franchise history. Look for a dominant pass rush and some work from newcomer Robert Quinn, Brandon Graham, and Fletcher Cox. Haason Reddick, however, will feast throughout the game. The defense will unquestionably be the story for this one.
Miles Sanders will benefit from a defense that racks up sacks and turnovers, adding yardage as the Eagles kill the clock and send Washington one step closer to a better draft pick where they can select yet another QB for next year. Eagles 31, Commanders 17.
Offensive Standout: Miles Sanders
Defensive Standout: Haason Reddick