After a dominating victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football in Week 2, the Philadelphia Eagles head down to Landover, Maryland, to take on the Washington Commanders on Sunday afternoon.
The Eagles will be up against a familiar face in former quarterback Carson Wentz. Wentz was traded following the 2020 season after a disappointing year, where he was benched in favor of the Eagles’ current starter Jalen Hurts. Wentz spent one season with the Indianapolis Colts before being traded again to the newly named Commanders this offseason.
This season, Wentz has thrown for 650 yards, which is second in the NFL behind Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa. Wentz is also tied for first in passing touchdowns with seven through the first two games of 2022, leading the Commanders to a 1-1 record.
When asked about playing his former team for the first time earlier this week, Wentz said, “A lot of really good memories from my time there. I’m not going to lie, a lot of great friends, and a lot of relationships that I made, so definitely will have some mixed emotions in terms of those things. Nothing crazy jumps out other than my time there was a whirlwind, and it was wild.”
In their first two games, the Commanders have been able to put up points, scoring 28 and 27 points in consecutive weeks.
As for the Eagles, they are coming off a 24-7 win on Monday Night Football against the Vikings and look to continue their winning ways in their second road game this season. On Monday night, Philadelphia’s defense looked much improved, sacking Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins twice and forcing him into throwing three interceptions.
Darius Slay was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance with two interceptions and helping keep star receiver Justin Jefferson at bay (six receptions for 48 yards).
However, what was more impressive was the Eagles’ defensive front holding the Vikings under 75 rushing yards after giving up 181 yards on the ground in Week 1. This week, Philadelphia’s defense will face a Commanders’ rushing attack ranked in the bottom half of the league in rushing yards with 173 yards in two games.
Offensively, Jalen Hurts looked dominant in Week 2, completing 26-of-31 passes for 333 yards and three total touchdowns (two rushing touchdowns). The Eagles are poised to have another efficient performance as the Commanders have allowed the fourth-most points in the NFL (29 points per game).
Week 3 Injury Report for Eagles-Commanders
The Eagles listed Landon Dickerson as questionable heading into this game after missing practice on Friday with a foot injury.
As for the Commanders, defensive end Casey Toohil is out with a concussion, and defensive tackle Daniel Wise is out with an ankle injury. Washington also has linebackers David Mayo and James Smith-Williams listed as questionable for this contest. Starting cornerback William Jackson III was a late addition to the final injury report with a back injury.
Today’s game will kick off at 1 p.m. ET on FOX, with Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, and Kristina Pink on the call.
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