Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Commanders Prediction, Preview and Odds - 09/25/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 1:00 pm ET, Sunday, September 25, 2022
Venue:  FedEx Field, North Englewood, MD
Where to Watch:  Fox

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Eagles -6.5, Commanders +6.5; Over/Under:  47.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Eagles -6.5, Commanders +6.5; Over/Under:  47.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Eagles -6.5, Commanders +6.5; Over/Under:  47.5 points
 

Season Record

Philadelphia Eagles:  2-0 (1st place, NFC East)
Washington Commanders:  1-1 (3rd place, NFC East)
 
Do not miss out on our expert handicapper analysis! Kyle Hunter is on a BIG RUN of 7-0 NFL This Season! Make sure you check out his picks and many more from the expert handicappers featured in the Shop Picks section.
 
Recent Form
Philadelphia Eagles:  won their last game at home against the Minnesota Vikings 24-7.
Washington Commanders:  lost their last game on the road against the Detroit Lions 36-27.

 

Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Commanders Preview and Analysis

 
The Eagles are entering this game with a 2-0 record overall and they are playing their 2nd road game of the season here as they are 1-0 in their road games. Their offense is averaging 470.5 YPG and 31 PPG while their defense is allowing 325 YPG and 21 PPG against them. They won their last game at home against the Minnesota Vikings 24-7 and are now playing their 1st divisional game of the season. Jalen Hurts was the starting quarterback in that game and he completed 26/31 passes for 333 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. Miles Sanders led the team in rushing with 80 yards on 17 rushing attempts. Dallas Goedert led the team in receiving with 82 yards on 5 receptions. T. J. Edwards led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles and 3 assisted tackles. Josh Sweat and Fletcher Cox both led the defense in sacks with 1 each while Darius Slay led the defense in interceptions with 2 and Avonte Maddox also came away with 1 interception for them in that one.
 
 
 
The Commanders are entering this game with a 1-1 record overall and they are playing their 2nd home game of the season here as they are 1-0 in their home games this year. Their offense is averaging 393 YPG and 27.5 PPG while their defense is allowing 404 YPG and 29 PPG against them. They lost their last game on the road against the Detroit Lions 36-27 and they are now playing their 1st division game of the year. Carson Wentz was the starting QB in that game and he completed 30/46 passes for 337 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Antonio Gibson led the team in rushing with 28 yards and 1 TD on 14 carries. Curtis Samuel led the team in receiving with 78 yards and 1 TD on 7 catches. Darrick Forrest led the defense in that game with 8 solo tackles and 2 assisted tackles. Jamin Davis, Daron Payne, and James Smith-Williams all led the defense in sacks with 1 each while no one on the defense came away with an interception for them in that one.
 

 

Eagles vs Commanders Prediction

The current betting odds have the Eagles listed as a 6.5 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Eagles are off to a 2-0 start this season and they have looked really good in both of their games. They absolutely embarrassed the Vikings at home on Monday night but they have already had a road test this year with their win in Detroit in Week 1. They struggled to get their offense going at the start of that game but they started to roll in the 2nd quarter and even though they let the Lions back in near the end, they had complete control of that game. Their defense also showed up big in their last game against the Vikings, and they will come to play here in their divisional game of the year. The Commanders got a win at home against the Jaguars in Week 1 but they got destroyed on the road last week as they were able to do nothing in Detroit in the 1st half. They got their offense going in the 2nd half but by then it was too late and they were unable to make the comeback. The Eagles have a very good team this year and look like the easy favorite to win their division right now. The best way to place a bet here is on the Eagles to cover the spread in this game.
 
Eagles Commanders Prediction:  Our NFL Pick for Sunday, September 25, 2022 (1:00 pm ET start time) is Eagles 38 Commanders 21.
Don't miss our champion handicappers free picks and expert football picks today. And if you enjoyed this Philadelphia Eagles Washington Commanders prediction, be sure to drop by every day for our weekly NFL predictions and previews.
 

NFL Betting Trends

 
Philadelphia Eagles: 2-8 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 7-12 ATS in road games. 10-4 UNDER after playing a game at home.
Washington Commanders: 8-2 UNDER as a home underdog of 7 points or less. 11-6 UNDER in home games. 12-7 UNDER after 1 or more consecutive losses. 
 

Key Injuries

 
Philadelphia Eagles:  A. Dillard (T) Out indefinitely - Arm. T. Jackson (TE) Out indefinitely - Knee. B. Toth (T) Out indefinitely - Knee.
Washington Commanders:  B. Robinson Jr. (RB) Ques Week 5 - Buttocks. C. Young (DE) Mid Nov - Knee. C. Hodges (TE) Out indefinitely - Thigh.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"Big-time performance on a big-time stage." - Nick Sirianni after his team’s win against the Vikings in their last game.
 
 
"When you get some chunk plays and put yourself into scoring position, you can get something rolling. We did that in the second half, but if we had done it in the second quarter, it might have changed the whole game." - Ron Rivera after his team’s loss against the Lions in their last game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Philadelphia Eagles
WR Brown, A.J.
WR Smith, DeVonta
WR Watkins, Quez 
TE Goedert, Dallas
QB Hurts, Jalen
RB Sanders, Miles 
 
Washington Commanders
WR McLaurin, Terry 
WR Dotson, Jahan 
WR Samuel, Curtis 
TE THOMAS, LOGAN
QB Wentz, Carson
RB Gibson, Antonio 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Philadelphia Eagles
Passing: J. Hurts (576)
Rushing: M. Sanders (176)
Receiving: A. Brown (224)
Touchdowns: J. Hurts (3)
 
Washington Commanders
Passing: C. Wentz (650)
Rushing: A. Gibson (86)
Receiving: C. Samuel (133)
Touchdowns: J. Dotson (3)
 
Coaches:
Philadelphia Eagles: Nick Sirianni (2nd season)
Washington Commanders: Ron Rivera (3rd season)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

All photographic images used for editorial content have been licensed from the Associated Press.

© 2022 Al McMordie's BigAl.com. All Rights Reserved.