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Carson Wentz's Commanders are the underdogs in the Eagles vs Commanders odds

The Philadelphia Eagles (2-0 SU, 1-1 ATS) will be looking to open their season with three straight wins for the first time since 2016 when they hit the road for a matchup with the division rival Washington Commanders (1-1, 1-1). The Eagles maintained their fast start with a decisive 24-7 win over the visiting Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, while the Commanders enter NFL Week 3 action on the rebound following a 36-27 loss in Detroit. 

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Eagles vs Commanders Opening Odds

The Eagles have wasted no time gaining ground since opening as 3-point road favorites, speedily climbing to 6.5-point chalk. The total has also been on the move, dipping to 47 since opening at 50.5. Philadelphia swept the season series with the Commanders in 2021, but failed to cover as 6-point chalk in their 20-16 win in Washington in Week 17.

Overall, the Eagles enjoy an 8-2 straight-up run in head-to-head action. But it is the Commanders who have held the edge at the sportsbooks, going 3-2-1 against the spread in the last six meetings. The total failed to top 44 the last four times these teams met. 

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Hurts Receiving Big Assist From Eagles Defense

Jalen Hurts entered the 2022 NFL season faced with the task of establishing himself as an elite NFL quarterback and certainly helped his cause with a dominating performance in last weekend’s victory over the Vikings. In addition to completing 26 of 31 pass attempts for 333 yards and one touchdown, Hurts also tallied a pair of scoring runs to provide Philadelphia with all the offense it needed.

With Hurts leading the way, the Eagles scored on four of six first-half possessions. The defense did the rest in the second half, picking off passer Kirk Cousins on three occasions to snuff out any chance of a Vikings rally. Overall, the Philadelphia defense limited the Vikings to just 264 total yards and less than 24 minutes of possession. 

The Eagles also enjoyed steady offensive production in their season-opening win in Detroit, where they scored on five of their first seven possessions and added a pick-six for good measure. 

Wentz Highly Motivated In Date With Former Eagles Teammates

Carson Wentz’s bid to resurrect his career in Washington has produced steady results. The oft-maligned former Eagles pivot sits among the league leaders with 650 passing yards and seven touchdowns after the first two weeks of the campaign and should be highly motivated when he faces his former Philadelphia teammates on Sunday. 

However, consistency remains a concern in the nation’s capital, on both sides of the ball. By spotting the much-improved Lions a 22-0 lead, the Commanders sealed their own fate in last week’s loss. The team also squandered an early 14-3 lead before rallying to claim a 28-22 win over Jacksonville in Week 1.

The offensive line offered little protection to Wentz, who was sacked five times in last week’s loss. That could emerge as a growing concern against an Eagles defense that effectively shut down Kirk Cousins last weekend and has allowed just three total scoring passes against four picks so far this season.

Eagles: Keys To Win

Considering the matchup, there is little reason not to expect another big day from Jalen Hurts. The QB’s mobility should cause headaches for a Commanders defense that ranks near the bottom of the NFL against the rush. And after seeing Dallas Goedert and DeVonta Smith step up with 80-yard receiving performances last week, Hurts will enjoy multiple downfield options to target.

Commanders: Keys To Win

Will emotion be enough to put Wentz and the Commanders over the top in the Washington pivot’s grudge match against his former team? Probably not. Considering the Commanders’ struggles with their ground game, which has averaged just 86 yards per game and produced one score, the offensive line must do a far better job of providing Wentz with the time and space he needs to better exploit his downfield targets.

NFL Computer Pick: Commanders +6.5

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Shark Bites
  • Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 road games.
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at Washington.
  • The UNDER is 4-2 in Philadelphia’s last 6 September games.