Commanders key numbers: Bounce back effort falls just short at the Eagles

Yes, there are no moral victories in football, but there are stepping stones...

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The Bad: Commanders defense continues to struggle

47.6: The Washington Commanders cornerbacks were torched throughout the game, giving up explosive plays of 28, 28, 37, and 59 yards. Those four-plays - two of which were touchdowns given up by rookie Emmanuel Forbes - accounted for 47.6 percent of Jalen Hurts' passing yards.

23: The Commanders' offense struggled in the third quarter, gaining only 23 total yards on 10 plays across their two drives. The Philadelphia Eagles took advantage and were able to add 14 points across their three third-quarter drives - the last drive overlapped into the beginning of the fourth quarter.

0: Over the last two games, Tress Way has 0 punts inside the 20. Last year, he averaged 44.6 percent of his punts inside the 20, ranked No. 7 in the NFL.

So far this season, he is only getting 29.4 percent of his punts inside the 20. When the Commanders needed a good punt the most, after struggling on their first drive of overtime, Way's effort only traveled 29 yards to the Philadelphia 41, setting the Eagles up with premium field position.

With a quick turnaround before Thursday's game against the Chicago Bears, the team needs to have a short-term memory regarding Sunday's loss. With three winnable games upcoming that also include the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants, the team has time to make necessary adjustments before its rematch against the Eagles.