The Washington Commanders’ Monday night clash against the then-undefeated Philadelphia Eagles had the makings of a blowout. But Taylor Heinicke, Terry McLaurin, Darrick Forrest, Joey Slye and countless other contributors didn’t allow Nick Sirianni’s side to pile on after the Eagles jumped out to an early lead.
In a vacuum, the Commanders provided a blueprint for every team on how to beat the Eagles: pound the rock and keep Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown and company off the field. When the dust settled, the Commanders had 83 offensive snaps to the Eagles’ 50, and won the time of possession battle by nearly 21 minutes.
Washington’s passing attack wasn’t prolific, but it was when it needed to be, especially on third down. A big reason for that? McLaurin was no match for the Eagles’ elite secondary, including lockdown cornerback Darius Slay.
After compiling 128 yards on eight catches, McLaurin became the only receiver to eclipse 100 yards vs Philly this year, and he’s done it twice.
The perennially underrated wideout is the talk of the NFL right now, and he further endeared himself to Commanders fans after the game when he opened his presser by praising Art Monk, which was a subtle dig at Sirianni.
Terry McLaurin trolled Nick Sirianni after the Commanders’ upset win over the Eagles on Monday Night Football.
If you remember back in Week 3, Sirianni wore a Mike Quick jersey to FedEx Field and praised the former Eagles receiver postgame, saying “He (Quick) had some great success here in Washington, I think it was against Darrell Green. I’m taking Mike Quick over Art Monk any day.”
Not only did Sirianni throw shade at Monk, but he did the same to Darrell Green. Two Hall of Famers. Just unbelievably corny stuff from Sirianni.
Being the incredible human he is, McLaurin kept the receipts and put the Eagles head coach, who gives off a try-hard attitude when it comes to being cool and acclimating himself to the Eagles’ culture, in his place. McLaurin had dinner with Monk during Alumni Week. He wasn’t about to let one of the most (if not the most) decorated receivers in Washington Football history catch an unnecessary stray.
On and off the field, McLaurin doesn’t miss.
On top of dominating the Eagles’ secondary and making Sirianni eat his words, McLaurin took over for Ron Rivera during the head coach’s postgame speech in the locker room after he got choked up talking about his late mother.
We are truly running out of words to describe McLaurin, but it’s games and moments like this that underline the fact that signing him to a three-year extension in the offseason was one of best moves in recent Washington history.