The Eagles had plenty of opportunities, but on Monday night, they were doomed by four turnovers in a 32-21 loss to the Washington Commanders. The Eagles are 8-1 and their lead in the NFC East is narrowed to just one game. Meanwhile, the Commanders remain in the thick of the hunt with a 5-5 record. As the Commanders forced four turnovers, the Washington offense controlled the game with the rushing attack, maintaining possession for 40:24 and converting 12 third-down situations.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 17 of 26 pass attempts for 175 yards with two touchdowns, an interception, and a 94.2 passer rating. Hurts also had a rushing touchdown in the first quarter. Running back Miles Sanders gained 54 yards on 12 carries. Wide receiver Quez Watkins had 80 yards receiving, but on a 50-yard reception lost a critical fumble in the fourth quarter. The defense was on the verge of a three-and-out, but safety Reed Blankenship drilled punter Tress Way on fourth down and was called for roughing the punter. It didn’t help the Commanders. On the very next play, defensive end Josh Sweat stripped the ball from quarterback Taylor Heinicke and it was recovered by defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu at Washington’s 18-yard line.