The Philadelphia Eagles got off to a slow start and trailed 10-0 entering the second quarter, but Jalen Hurts and company rallied to outscore the Washington Football Team 27-7 in the final three quarters of play to secure the 27-17 victory.
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Hurts was impressive in the Eagles’ comeback win, as he completed 20-of-26 passes for 296 yards for one touchdown and a fluky interception off of Dallas Goedert’s heel. The fumble will drag his grade down a bit, but he should finish PFF’s review process with a 75.0-plus grade.
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Miles Sanders and Jordan Howard were outstanding behind a dominant Eagles offensive line on Tuesday night. Sanders averaged more than seven yards per carry and totaled over 70 of his 130 yards before contact. Three of his runs went for more than 10 yards, including a 38-yard scamper. Howard didn’t have the explosive runs that Sanders did but still took advantage of his touches to the tune of 4.1 yards per carry.
Wide Receiver/Tight End
Dallas Goedert had some ugly drops, including the one off his heel that resulted in an interception, but he made up it elsewhere. He finished the game with seven receptions on nine targets for 135 yards and six first downs. He also caught all three of his contested targets, as he was wide open on his two drops.
Guard Iosua Opeta had a bit of a rough day and will likely finish PFF’s review process with a sub-60.0 PFF grade, but the rest of the Philadelphia offensive line all played well. The run blocking was extremely impressive, especially in the second half. And Opeta was the only offensive lineman with more than two pressures allowed on the night.
Rookie Milton Williams should finish PFF’s review process with one of the highest grades of any Eagles defender. He was a constant force in the run game on limited snaps. Veteran Fletcher Cox was also an impact performer and finished the game with a team-high five total pressures.
TJ Edwards and Alex Singleton both turned in strong performances against Washington. Edwards led the unit in defensive snaps played (52) and earned a PFF grade above 85.0 on first review of the broadcast film. Edwards and Singleton combined for four receptions allowed on six targets for 36 yards and one first down in coverage.
On PFF’s first review of the broadcast film, veteran cornerback Darius Slay allowed five receptions for 96 yards and four first downs from seven targets. No other Eagles defensive back allowed more than 20 yards in coverage.
Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen didn’t clear COVID-19 protocols before the game, forcing Garrett Gilbert into Washington's starting lineup. A sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Gilbert completed 20-of-31 passes for 194 yards but simply couldn’t get anything going downfield. His average depth of target was just 6.8 yards, and he completed just one pass more than 20 yards downfield in the game.
Antonio Gibson was banged up with a toe injury that forced him in and out of the lineup throughout the game. He totaled just 26 yards, one touchdown and two first downs from 15 carries. More than 90% of his yards came after contact. Gibson also caught 6-of-7 targets for 39 yards.
Rookie Jaret Patterson also found the end zone for his first career touchdown and recorded 20 total yards from his four carries.
Wide Receiver/Tight End
Ricky Seals-Jones and Adam Humphries led the team in targets with six apiece, but neither player totaled more than 30 yards receiving. Terry McLaurin led the team with 51 total yards and two first downs from just two receptions. Gilbert severely limited the team’s receiving production and rarely tested the Eagles’ secondary more than 15 yards downfield.
Washington's offensive line was far from perfect but not a big enough driver to derail the offense completely. Saahdiq Charles and Keith Ismael led the team in pressures allowed with three and four, respectively, while no other Football Team offensive lineman allowed more than two total pressures. Most impressively, veteran guard Ereck Flowers allowed zero total pressures on PFF’s first review of the broadcast film.
The Football Team’s COVID-ridden front four got bullied all game long. Jonathan Allen will likely finish reviews as the team’s highest-graded defensive lineman but still didn’t clear 70.0. He led the team in total pressures with four.
Cole Holcomb (70) and Jamin Davis (54) led Washington's linebacker room in defensive snaps played. Holcomb was the more impressive with three defensive stops, but neither player made enough impact plays to make a difference in the outcome.
Safety Jeremy Reaves allowed a team-high 80 yards, two first downs and a score on PFF’s first review of the broadcast film. None of the Washington defensive backs recorded a forced incompletion on the day, either.