Gameday – WAS at PHI

Posted: November 14th, 2022 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Gameday – WAS at PHI

Crazy things can happen when Washington and Philly meet on a Monday night. The Body Bag Game was on MNF. There was the 59-28 beatdown back in 2010. The Eagles won big in 2002, 37-7, but the craziness happened off the field. Police used pepper spray to break up a fight in the stands and the spray drifted onto the sidelines, affecting some Eagles players.

I hope nothing crazy happens tonight. The Eagles are favored by 11 points so you want them to just go out there and take care of business.

We knew the Eagles would be without Avonte Maddox tonight, but he’ll be gone for longer.

Maddox injured his hamstring late in the win over the Texans. Losing him for a month won’t be easy. Josiah Scott will take his place and Andre Chachere will add depth and play on STs.

As for tonight, you can see DT Marvin Wilson wasn’t added to the roster. The Eagles could only bring him up three times so they had to decide if he was needed tonight. With games coming up against Indy, GB and Tennessee, the Eagles decided to hold him for those matchups. All three of those teams can really run the ball. Washington is solid on the ground, but not as good.

It is possible the coaches didn’t like Wilson’s play, but I thought he was solid last week. I’m guessing this has more to do with upcoming games.

So the Eagles will have Javon Hargrave and Marlon Tuipulotu playing NT. Hargrave played there during his time with the Steelers so he knows what he’s doing. He played NT for part of the second half last week. Tui is fine as a backup, but isn’t ideally someone you want starting at NT.

No real surprises with the actives.

Washington is near the bottom of the league in third down conversions, fourth down conversions and red zone percentage. They struggle to sustain drives and score TDs. The Eagles know that and will make them drive the long field as much as possible. Don’t expect a lot of loaded boxes and blitzing tonight, unless Jonathan Gannon wants to throw a curve ball at Taylor Heinicke.

The Eagles offense has had different answers each week. Who will be the star tonight? It would be cool to see DeVonta Smith have a big game since it is his birthday. Maybe Quez Watkins will come alive. You know AJ and Dallas are ready to do their part.

Last year the Eagles went 9-8. They have a chance to match that win total if they beat Washington tonight.


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