By: Kylan Watson
The Philadelphia Eagles were riding high after beating the New York Jets two weeks ago. They were well rested as they played a desperate Washington Football team looking for redemption after being destroyed by the Dallas Cowboys last week. Philly used their ground attack to pound the Football team into submission 27-17.
Early in the game it did not look good for Philly. They came out flat and missed an easy first down conversion that turned into an interception thanks to heel of Dallas Goedert. Washington would take advantage and score the first touchdown of the night and then Jalen Hurts fumbled on the next drive. Before Philly could settle down, they were down by ten.
On what he said to Hurts and the offense after the turnovers, “Said to Jalen? Jalen’s dad coached him hard- my dad coached me hard. Thought he was careless with the football and let him know that,” said Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni.
Hurts would not let his team go down without a fight though as he was looking for his first divisional victory of his young career, and he played like a man that was hungry for the win. He scored the Eagles next two touchdowns on the ground. He was part of a two-headed rushing attack. As he and Miles Sanders made Washington pay for daring to give them any room to get some positive yards. Sanders rushed for 131 yards on 18 carries. As a team the Eagles rushed for 238 yards as a team, and they needed all those yards to control the clock and take full advantage of a tired Washington defense.
Despite the offensive explosion from Hurts and Sanders. The Football Team still had a chance to comeback and steal a win. However, the Eagles defense made the tough plays when they needed too and forced Garret Gilbert into some costly mistakes that gave the Eagles one last chance to put Washington away. On the next offensive drive Hurts threw a rocket to Greg Ward to seal the victory for the Eagles.
They now have a few days to prepare for the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon. They will need another balanced offensive attack and a good defensive showing if they want to stifle the Giants and keep their playoff hopes alive.
On how they will prepare for the Giants during a short week, “Tomorrow they’re comin in to get a lift. They need a mental break from us- been a long wk. Best thing we can do is have them come in tomorrow and get a little break from us then back the players as coaches on Thursday. Always brought up God, family, and football,” said Sirianni.