Eagles vs. Commanders: No team remains undefeated in the NFL in 2022 as Philadelphia loses to Washington, 32-21.




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And then there was no one.

After the Philadelphia Eagles were defeated by the Washington Commanders 32-21 on Monday night, there is no undefeated team left in the NFL.

It was the first loss of the season for the uncharacteristically scrappy Eagles, who fell to 8-1 on an evening constantly hampered by turnovers.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts threw an interception as well as two touchdowns, and the Eagles lost three fumbles as Philly’s self-inflicted fumbles stalled potential scores.

Afterward, Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said his team “played like hell.”

“I think when you play the way we did tonight and when you play the way we did in all three phases (offense, defense, special teams, coaching) when you play like that,” Sirianni said, “it seems like everything is going to go against you, you create your own luck. , and we played like crap.”

And it all came after such a strong start.

The Eagles led by a touchdown twice in the first half, but — thanks to Hurts’ interception and the Commanders’ offense — Washington led 20-14 at halftime.

The Commanders’ two runners – Brian Robinson Jr. and Antonio Gibson – had first-half touchdowns as the Eagles’ much-anticipated victory turned sour.

The second half was one of frustration for Philly as they tried to get back into the game.

Despite cutting Washington’s lead to two early in the fourth quarter with an 11-yard touchdown toss to DeVonta Smith, Hurts and the Eagles never mounted a consistent offense.

Given plenty of opportunities — Washington managed just two field goals, two scores and one interception on five second-half drives — the Eagles looked poor and never capitalized.

And, on the game’s final play, when it needed a miraculous touchdown to rescue victory from the jaws of defeat, Washington’s defense was able to recover a Smith fumble after an onside fumble that added some shine to the impressive victory. now 5-5 commanders.

Wide receiver Terry McLaurin was the star of the evening for the Commanders, finishing with eight catches for 128 yards.

Heinicke celebrates a touchdown against the Eagles.

Although he didn’t dazzle Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke early — he finished with 211 passing yards, no touchdowns and one interception — the win continues his big results in place of starter Carson Wentz.

Although Wentz was sidelined early due to a broken finger against his former team, Heinicke wasn’t sure his performances in Wentz’s absence were enough to earn him the starting job when he returns.

“I don’t know,” Heinicke told the media. “During the games I made a lot of mistakes, but again, it’s one thing where if I have to call my number and play, let’s go and play, and I’ll try to do the best I can. My abilities, we’ll see what happens.”