The Eagles maintained their undefeated record with a commanding 34-31 divisional victory against the Commanders.
In a thrilling overtime finish, Jake Elliott sealed the win with a remarkable 54-yard field goal. A.J. Brown showcased his prowess by hauling in two touchdown receptions, accumulating an impressive 175 receiving yards, and igniting a potent offensive display. Linebacker Nicholas Morrow had a career day, tallying three sacks.
Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni remarked, “We secured this win in a manner distinct from our previous victories this season. This kind of win builds character, strengthens team cohesion, and fosters trust. Our defense stepped up, our offense advanced the ball into scoring position, and our special teams executed crucial plays – all emblematic of the teamwork we’re cultivating.”
The Commanders drew first blood with a rushing touchdown from Curtis Samuel, followed by a successful Joey Slye extra point. The opening drive consumed 7 minutes and 8 seconds, featuring 14 plays. (Commanders 7, Eagles 0)
Eagles responded with a touchdown as D’Andre Swift continued his impressive season start with a 5-yard rushing touchdown. Swift contributed 28 total yards during a 12-play, 6-minute and 35-second drive. Jake Elliott’s extra point tied the game. (Eagles 7, Commanders 7)
The Commanders struck again swiftly, this time on a quick drive that concluded with Brian Robinson making his way toward the end zone. Nicholas Morrow, however, forced a fumble, which Terry McLaurin recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. Just before this play, Terrell Edmunds missed an opportunity to intercept Sam Howell, dropping the ball to the ground. (Commanders 14, Eagles 7)
Morrow added to his impressive game with a sack on Sam Howell on third down.
The Commanders extended their lead with a 27-yard field goal courtesy of Slye. (Commanders 17, Eagles 7)
Jake Elliott trimmed the gap with a successful 41-yard field goal, courtesy of a 37-yard deep pass connection between Jalen Hurts and DeVonta Smith. (Commanders 17, Eagles 10)
After a 28-yard pass to A.J. Brown, the Eagles stalled in Washington territory, and Jake Elliott delivered with a precise 47-yard kick. (Commanders 17, Eagles 13)
A.J. Brown continued to shine, maneuvering through the Washington defense for a spectacular 59-yard touchdown. After a Commanders penalty for roughing the passer, the Eagles executed a successful two-point conversion with a Kenneth Gainwell 1-yard rush up the middle. (Eagles 21, Washington 17)
Morrow recorded his second sack of the game, taking down Commanders QB Sam Howell on third down.
Jake Elliott added another field goal, this time from 36 yards, marking his third successful kick of the day. (Eagles 24, Commanders 17)
The Commanders tied the game with a 15-yard touchdown rush from Brian Robinson, concluding an 11-play drive lasting 6 minutes and 14 seconds. (Eagles 24, Commanders 24)
Haason Reddick notched his first sack of the season with a crucial takedown on second down, forcing Washington into a third-and-22 situation they couldn’t convert.
Jalen Hurts and A.J. Brown connected once again for a 28-yard touchdown in the right back corner of the end zone. This marked Brown’s second touchdown of the game and put the Eagles ahead with 1 minute and 43 seconds left in the game. (Eagles 31, Commanders 24)
Morrow continued his dominance, securing his third sack of the game by taking down Howell.
As time expired, the Commanders leveled the score with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jahan Dotson. Slye’s extra point sent the game into overtime. (Eagles 31, Commanders 31)
Reed Blankenship’s forearm inadvertently played a pivotal role, saving the game for the Eagles. Terry McLaurin made a leaping catch on third down along the sideline, but Blankenship’s arm caused McLaurin’s second foot to step out of bounds.
EAGLES WIN! Elliott’s game-winning 54-yard field goal in overtime marked the longest game-winning field goal in franchise history since the 1970 merger. (Eagles 34 – Commanders 31)
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