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Week 3 Positional Advantages: Eagles at Commanders

The Eagles start their battle in the NFC East as they get ready to face the Washington Commanders at the dump called FedEx Field. This article will compare both teams at every position and see which one has the advantage in this matchup.


QB: Advantage Eagles

Through two games Carson Wentz has tried to start a career revival as he's thrown an impressive seven touchdowns through two games. Hurts has been even better though with a breakthrough performance on primetime last week and seems to be ready for a breakout year to prove to the Eagles brass he is the future at QB.


RB: Advantage Eagles

With Jalen Hurts possessing the wheels of a running back and the power of a fullback, it seems the Eagles have four capable rushers on their roster. The Eagles have six rushing touchdowns from four different rushers and they'll likely look to have a similar output in this game and throughout the season.

WR: Advantage Eagles

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better trio of wide receivers (or as Slay calls them "batmans") than the Eagles have. The Commanders have an impressive duo in Terry McLaurin and rookie Jahan Dotson, but the Birds have the better receivers for this game.


TE: Advantage Eagles

Even with three great receivers, Dallas Goedert has found a way to be extremely productive through his first two games.


OL: Advantage Eagles

After a disappointing outing in Week 1, the Eagles o-line flipped the script in Week 2 and seem to be back on track. Carson Wentz has already been sacked 6 times this year and is sure to get worse for him if any of his top lineman get injured later in the season.


D-Line/Pash Rushers (DT/DE/OLB): Advantage Eagles

31-year-old Fletcher Cox is the Eagles sack leader with 1.5 sacks through two games, so it's safe to say the pass rush has been a big disappointment so far. Daron Payne, Montez Sweat, and Jonathan Allen are an impressive trio, but the Commanders have absolutely no depth behind them. The Eagles can take advantage of that late in the game to help secure a victory.


LBs: Advantage Eagles

Kyzir White and T.J. Edwards had great performances in Week 2, which could be a sign that Jonathan Gannon might have learned how to properly use his players. Edwards spent two seasons with Wentz so he could be key in this game to help communicate with the rest of the defense what plays Wentz and the Commanders offense are running.

DBs: Advantage Eagles

Big Play Slay, James Bradberry, and even Avonte Maddox had outstanding performances on Monday Night. Wentz has already thrown three interceptions through two games, which means there could be multiple interceptions again for the Eagles defense in this game.


STs: Advantage Eagles

The kick and punt returners have been disappointing so far, but everything else on the Eagles special teams has been great. The Commanders have yet to kick a field goal this season, so that part of their game is still a mystery.


Closing Comments

Division matchups are usually close and can be decided by one or two plays in the game, but on paper the Eagles are by far the more talented team.

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