The 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles are getting set to face the 1-1 Washington Commanders. It will be a battle between the Eagles next franchise quarterback in Jalen Hurts vs the guy he replaced in Carson Wentz. Our writers and affiliates have made their predictions for this exciting Week Three matchup.
Fly Eagles Nation Predictions
The writers of Fly Eagles Nation have made their predictions.
Antonio Perez: Eagles 38-17
Hurts outperforms Wentz in their first game as opponents. Hurts throws a pair of scores to Dallas Goedert and runs another in himself. The Eagles’ defense gets to Wentz forcing three turnovers.
Kevin Brzostek: Eagles 27-17
The Eagles are looking for their first 3-0 start since the 2016 season. Jalen Hurts is playing at a high level and Philadelphia has a dominant rushing attack. Carson Wentz will keep the game close in the first half before the Eagles pressure gets to him later on.
Stadium Rant Predictions
A few of our affiliate writers from various Stadium Rant sites have made their predictions as well.
Emmanuel King (Commanders Capitol): Eagles 34-30
We’ve seen different showings all-around from both teams. One thing is for sure though, both teams will look to continue to put on a show offensively as both are in the top 10 in points per game. Wentz and the Commanders showed their ability to score points in a hurry in both of their previous contests, while the Eagles have shown to be just as unstoppable as they lead the league in yards through Week Two. I expect a somewhat high-scoring game capped off by late-game heroics in this divisional showdown.
Megan Hall (Indy Intercept): Commanders 27-24
I cannot believe I’m picking Carson Wentz to play better than Jalen Hurts, but here we are. I’m just not quite sure about Hurts yet. I need him show me more. He played a very good game against the Vikings, but I want to see if he can continue the trend with spreading the ball more and getting playmakers involved.
Ronnie Eastham (Bills Beat): Eagles 31-21
While I like the Commanders as an improved team, particularly on the offensive side of the ball, I don’t believe they are on the same level as the Eagles this year. The Eagles bring a solid defense and can put up some points.
Gage P. Cheslock (Stadium Rant): Eagles 38-17
Hurts is going to torch the commanders weak secondary, and Wentz is due for just an overall horrible game.