Week 10 of the NFL came to a close Monday with a crucial NFC East tilt, as the Washington Commanders went on the road and handed Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles their first lost of the season, 32-21.
Here are the top plays from Monday’s action!
The Commanders turned the ball over on the opening drive, and the Eagles capitalized on the short field …
… punching it into the end zone less than a minute later to take a quick 7-0 lead right out the gate.
The Commanders redeemed themselves on their following drive, thanks to Antonio Gibson‘s fancy footwork.
Dallas Goedert reeled in a smooth jump-pass from Hurts to put the Eagles back on top, 14-7, at the end of the first quarter.
The Commanders added a field goal early in the second half to close the gap and followed that up with a huge interception that turned the tables on the Eagles.
The Commanders got the ball back with less than a minute to spare in the half, and Taylor Heinicke & Co. didn’t waste any time jumping into action.
After a few big gains, the underdogs added a 58-yard field goal to extend their lead, 20-14, at the break.
Washington came out strong in the second half, charging downfield with lots of help from Terry McLaurin.
Not so fast
The big gain put the Commanders in the red zone quickly, but they settled for a field goal after the Eagles defense denied them at the goal line. Just like that, Washington was up by nine …
… but that didn’t last long.
The Eagles answered with a touchdown, courtesy of wideout DeVonta Smith on his 24th birthday, to make it 23-21. Cheers!
Heinicke tried to link up with McLaurin again early in the fourth quarter, but it didn’t work out the way they wanted, as the Eagles picked up another interception.
Things didn’t go according to plan for Philly either, as chaos ensued on the following possession.
Hurts tried to link up with Goedert, who was injured on the play, but he ended up fumbling the ball. The Commanders turned that into three points, as Joey Slye knocked in his fourth field goal of the game.
On the Eagles’ next drive, Hurts’ long completion to Quez Watkins was fumbled and recovered by the Commanders. What started off as a monster 51-yard gain that could have set up a go-ahead score ended up being the costliest of turnovers.
That’s a wrap
In the end, the Commanders were able to hold off the Eagles and hand them their first loss of the season, punctuated by a fumble recovery in the end zone on the final play.
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