5 sneaky threats Commanders should worry about at the Eagles in Week 4

Taking care of these sneaky threats is key for the Commanders.

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Jordan Davis could cause havoc on Commanders OL

The strength of the Philadelphia Eagles defense is found at the heart of its front four. That's where twin pillars Jalen Carter and Jordan Davis reside.

Most of the pressure comes from rookie Carter, but Davis can wreck a running game on any play. Like for this stop against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, highlighted by Aaron Day of DLineVids.

Letting Davis make more of these kinds of plays would stymie the most consistent member of the Washington Commanders' offense. Namely, running back Brian Robinson Jr., who is averaging 4.6 yards per carry.

Robinson will need more than the 15.7 attempts he's averaging per game if the Commanders are going to upset the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field for the second season in a row. A heavier workload for Washington's featured back will only yield strong returns if Davis is kept in check.

Similarly, Sam Howell will only rebound from his nightmare showing against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3 if he's given more time in the pocket. Time he'll only get if the Commanders keep one particular edge-rusher under wraps.