The Washington Commanders squandered a golden opportunity to start the season 2-0, laying an egg in the first half against the Lions en route to a 36-27 loss. The coaching staff came under fire this week after the defense’s latest horror show and some questionable game management calls in the second half.
The Commanders have little time to lick their wounds and correct their mistakes because the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles are coming to town.
For all of the doubts and concerns that resurfaced in the Week 2 loss, they can all be squashed with an upset win over the hated Eagles. That’s obviously easier said than done, as Philly looks like one of the NFL’s most complete teams.
They’re fresh off manhandling the Vikings in primetime and Jalen Hurts is loudly announcing himself as the team’s franchise quarterback. While the Jaguars and Lions are both improved and trending up, it goes without saying that the Eagles represent the Commanders’ first formidable opponent of the season.
Let’s take a look at some of the best bets for the game, the updated odds, how to watch and Washington’s remaining schedule.
3 Best Bets for Commanders vs Eagles in Week 3
All odds are courtesy of FanDuel.
3. Logan Thomas over 28.5 receiving yards (-114)
Thomas isn’t necessarily a focal part of Washington’s passing game, but it’s pretty apparent Carson Wentz trusts him in big spots. In two games, Thomas has six catches for 82 yards, a touchdown and three first down conversions.
His receiving prop is set at a measly 28.5 yards, which is downright shocking. The Eagles admittedly have an airtight secondary, but with so much of their attention likely to be focused on Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel and Jahan Dotson, Thomas should wiggle free for a handful of catches and 29 or more yards.
2. Jalen Hurts over 240.5 passing yards (-114)
This was a toss-up between Hurts’ passing yards or rushing yards. While both numbers could cash, we expect Washington to let the Eagles quarterback beat them with his arm. That might not sounds like the greatest strategy, but Hurts becomes unstoppable when he finds success in the running game.
In two games, Hurts has looked the part as a passer, compiling 576 yards, culminating in an eye-opening 333-yard performance Monday night.
With playmakers all over the field, including AJ Brown, DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert, and Washington’s secondary being unable to stop a nosebleed, Hurts will be hard-pressed not to eclipse 240 passing yards in this game.
1. Dallas Goedert first touchdown scorer (+1,000)
This is definitely a dart throw, but it’s one worth tossing at the board given Goedert ran rampant against the Commanders last season. In the team’s first meeting, the sure-handed tight end caught seven of nine targets for 135 yards. In the second meeting, Goedert caught six of seven yards for 71 yards.
Goedert (somehow) failed to find the end zone in both games, but look for that streak to end Sunday.
The Eagles have gotten off to fast starts this season. Assuming that doesn’t change, they’ll take an early lead and Goedert’s +1,000 odds means you can win $1,000 if you bet $100 on him to be the game’s first TD scorer.
Commanders Injury Report
- Casey Toohill (concussion), Out
- Daniel Wise (ankle), Out
- James Smith-Williams (abdomen), Questionable
- Saahdiq Charles (shoulder), Questionable
Week 3 Commanders vs Eagles Latest Odds, Spread, Over/Under
FanDuel’s latest odds (still) have the Eagles as a -6.5 favorite, meaning they’ll have to win by a touchdown or more to cover. The Commanders have -114 odds to cover the spread and +225 odds (bet $100 to win $225) to win outright on the moneyline. The over/under for is set at 47.5 points, with both sides seeing -110 odds.
What channel is the Commanders vs Eagles game on Week 3?
The Commanders and Eagles will kickoff at 1pm EST. The game will be broadcast on FOX. Adam Amin and Mark Schlereth will be on the call.
Week 3 Commanders vs Eagles live stream
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Commanders next game and upcoming schedule
The Commanders will travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys in another rivalry game next weekend. Here’s a look at Washington’s upcoming schedule.
- Week 4: @ Dallas Cowboys
- Week 5: vs Tennessee Titans
- Week 6: @ Chicago (Thursday Night Football)
- Week 7: vs Green Bay Packers