Carson Wentz chokes, Jalen Hurts dominates in Eagles revenge game. This was the first chance the Eagles and Philadelphia had to repay Wentz for his treachery.
This wasn’t just Philadelphia against Washington, or the Eagles vs. the Commanders. This was Carson Wentz vs. Jalen Hurts. It’s the only matchup that mattered, and it was a heavyweight bout. Hurts won it by a decisive knockout!
The final score was 24-8. The Eagles moved to 3-0, the Commanders to 1-2. This game was about more than the score, or even the record. It was about revenge.
Jalen Hurts finished 22-for-35 and threw for 340 yards and three touchdowns, compiled a 123.5 passer rating, and in a stadium turned green, left to chants of “M-V-P!”
Carson Wentz was 25-for-43, threw for 211 mostly empty yards, compiled a 71.0 rating, and was sacked nine times, delighting the massive throng of Eagles supporters. Eagles fans traveled the 135 miles down I-95 as much to support the Birds as to Boo Ginger Jesus.
Jalen Hurts was awesome. He connected with DeVonta Smith eight times for 169 yards. That included a 45-yard bomb, as well as a thrilling, 2-yard, fourth-down toss that made it 24-0 as the first half ended. Hurts ran nine times for 20 yards. They were judicious runs that protected him.
Hurts showed growth for the third straight game this season. That means everything for a team with Smith, star receiver A.J. Brown, highly paid veterans on the defensive side of the ball, and the best offensive line in the NFL. Hurts is showing the Eagles that he the franchise QB.
Carson Wentz’s career is in meltdown mode. He looks cooked. The Eagles have the right player leading them now. We can put Wentz in our rearview mirror.
Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (left) and Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts embrace after the game. Photo courtsey of Monica Herndon / Staff Photographer