3 players the Commanders must keep quiet vs. Eagles in Week 8

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Commanders must double Haason Reddick

Leaving right tackle Andrew Wylie to try and handle Haason Reddick by himself would be a dereliction of duty by Ron Rivera and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. The supremely talented edge rusher is too good and too disruptive not to warrant extra attention.

His main strength is built around getting after quarterbacks. But Reddick can also wreck any running game at the source.

It's what he did consistently against the Dolphins, per Shane Haff of SB Nation's Bleeding Green Nation.

Reddick was a relatively late bloomer in NFL terms. His final season with the Arizona Cardinals was a genuine breakout for the former first-round selection before joining the Carolina Panthers in 2021. They chose not to keep him around despite gaining 11.5 sacks and their loss was the Philadelphia Eagles' gain in no uncertain terms.

The Washington Commanders need their running backs to carry the fight. It will mean getting both Brian Robinson Jr., Antonio Gibson, and perhaps even Chris Rodriguez Jr. involved to attack the Eagles up the middle and around the outside.

However, the latter won't happen if Reddick doesn't have a lot of bodies to fight through.