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Commanders hand Eagles first loss of season in ‘MNF’ stunner

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles’ bid for an undefeated season is over.

The Washington Commanders turned methodical drives into scores and took benefit of turnover-prone Philadelphia, gorgeous the Eagles 32-21 on Monday night time and sending them to their first loss in 9 video games this season.

Behind Jalen Hurts, the Eagles have been 8-0 for the first time in franchise historical past and the final workforce in the NFL that might make a run at Miami’s 17-0 mark in 1972 and the lone excellent season. The 2007 New England Patriots got here shut, going 18-0 earlier than a Super Bowl loss.

The Eagles had their shot at perfection slip out of their fingers.

Trailing at halftime for the first time this season, Hurts appeared to have yet one more large play left in him to tug out a victory. He related on a deep ball to broad receiver Quez Watkins on a 51-yard reception late in the fourth quarter down 26-21. Watkins hit the bottom, popped up and took off operating, solely to fumble the ball and provides Washington possession.

Taylor Heinicke celebrates in the course of the Commanders’ win over the Eagles.
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That was it for the Eagles — and their third turnover, a excessive quantity for a workforce that had solely three turnovers in the first eight video games.

A.J Brown had a catch knock off his fingers and switch into an interception, and Dallas Goedert fumbled in the fourth quarter.

Washington’s Taylor Heinicke once more began for injured QB Carson Wentz, the much-maligned former Eagles QB who did play a key position in serving to them win a Super Bowl in the 2017 season. He wasn’t flashy, however environment friendly, going 17 for 29 and throwing 229 yards. Terry McLaurin had 128 yards receiving — together with a 41-yard haul that led to a discipline aim. Joey Slye kicked 4 discipline objectives.

Antonio Gibson scores in the first quarter.
Antonio Gibson scores in the first quarter.
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Jalen Hurts reacts during the Eagles' first loss of the season.
Jalen Hurts reacts in the course of the Eagles’ first loss of the season.
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The Commanders additionally spoiled Pittsburgh’s 11-0 begin in 2020.

Hurts threw for simply 174 yards.

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