Week 10 of NFL It ended Monday in a crucial NFC East tilt as the Washington Commanders went on the road and handed Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles their first loss of the season, 32-21.
Here are the best plays from Monday’s action!
Washington Commanders 32, Philadelphia Eagles 21
The Commanders turned the ball over on the opening kickoff, and the Eagles took advantage of the short field…
… punching it into the end zone less than a minute later to take a quick 7-0 lead right out of the gate.
The Chiefs redeemed themselves on their next drive, thanks to some fantastic footwork from Antonio Gibson.
Dallas Goedert rebounded off a soft jump pass from Hurts to put the Eagles back in front, 14-7, late in the first quarter.
The Commanders added a field goal early in the second half to close the gap and followed with a big interception that turned things around for the Eagles.
The Commanders’ storied rookie running back, Brian Robinson, ran through the Eagles’ defense en route to the end zone to give Washington a 17-14 lead late in the second quarter.
The Commanders got the ball back with less than a minute left in the half, and Taylor Heinicke & Co. he wasted no time getting into the action.
After a few big drives, the underdogs added a 58-yard field goal to extend their lead, 20-14, at halftime.
Washington came out strong in the second half, charging down the field with plenty of help from Terry McLaurin.
Not too fast
The big gain quickly put the Commanders in the red zone, but they settled for a field goal after the Eagles defense denied them at the goal line. So Washington rose again…
… but that didn’t last long.
The Eagles responded with a touchdown, courtesy of DeVonta Smith on his 24th birthday, to make it 23-21. Health!
Heinicke tried to connect with McLaurin again early in the fourth quarter, but it didn’t work out as the Eagles picked up another interception.
Things didn’t go to plan for Philly either, as chaos ensued on the next possession.
Hurts tried to connect with Goedert, who was injured on the play, but ended up throwing the ball. The Chiefs turned that into three points as Joey Slye called his own fourth field goal of the game
On the Eagles’ next drive, Hurts’ long completion to Quez Watkins was fumbled and recovered by the Chiefs. What started as a monster 51-yard gain that could have set up a go-ahead score ended up being the costliest of turnovers.
This is 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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