After a sloppy home performance against the Buffalo Bills last week, the Washington Commanders now face a bitter NFC East rival, the Philadelphia Eagles, in their building. Let’s take a look at the matchup and break down the odds for Sunday’s game.
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Commanders vs. Eagles Betting Lines, Start Time, and More
All odds from DraftKings Sportsbook.
- Spread: Eagles -8
- Moneyline: Commanders (+300); Eagles (-380)
- Over/Under: 44.5
- Game time: 1 p.m. ET
- Location: Lincoln Financial Field
- Channel: FOX
Commanders vs. Eagles Prediction
After a somewhat surprising 2-0 start, the Commanders got kicked in the teeth by the Bills last week, losing 37-3. The optimism that surrounded this team after two games has suddenly turned to pessimism, especially for an offense that was supposed to be taking the next step.
Enter the Eagles, who not only look sharp at 3-0 but probably have a score to settle with the Commanders. The last time these two teams met — Week 10 of last season — Philly came in 8-0 for the first time in franchise history. But the Eagles left with a 32-21 home loss to the Commanders.
On paper, this appears to be a major mismatch. The Eagles are top 10 in the NFL in both total offense (sixth) and scoring offense (seventh), while the Commanders’ defense is middle of the pack in total defense (14th) and near the bottom in scoring defense (27th).
Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts is coming off his best passing game of the season in Monday’s win over the Buccaneers, throwing for 277 yards and a touchdown. His counterpart, Washington’s Sam Howell, had perhaps the worst game of his life against the Bills.
Howell became the first Commanders QB since Rex Grossman in 2011 to have a game with zero TD passes and four or more interceptions. On top of that, Howell was sacked nine times by the Bills, bringing his season sack total to 19 in just three games.
Even the Commanders’ best offensive weapon, second-year running back Brian Robinson Jr., has to face an Eagles defense that is No. 1 in the league in stopping the run, holding opponents under 50 rushing yards per game (48.3).
On top of all that, there are the mistakes. Only one team (Buffalo) has more takeaways this season than Philadelphia (eight), and only one team (Minnesota) has committed more turnovers than Washington (eight).
On the positive side for the Commanders, they’ve won two of their last three outings to Lincoln Financial Field. And the Washington defense, which has been inconsistent this season, has the ability to dominate a game, which would keep this close.
But until proven otherwise, it’s difficult to back a road team coming off such a miserable performance like the Commanders endured last Sunday. Eight points is still a lot in the NFL and, in many cases, may be too much for a game between longtime division rivals.
This is not one of those cases.
Take the Eagles.
Best Bet: Eagles -8 (-108 at DraftKings SportsBook)