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EAGLES NOTES FOLLOWING 38-31 WIN OVER THE COMMANDERS, IMPROVE RECORD TO 7-1


Eagles receivers DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown combined for 229 receiving yards and three touchdowns against the Commanders. Photo by Jesse Garber.

EAGLES PREVAIL 38-31 OVER THE COMMANDERS, MOVE TO 7-1

  • This is the 9th time that Philadelphia has started 7-1 or better through 8 games, having previously done so in 1949, 1960, 1961, 1980, 1981, 2004, 2017, and 2022.

  • The Eagles improved to 17-5 in away games under Nick Sirianni, marking the best road winning percentage (.773) in the league since 2021. Philadelphia is 13-2 (.867) in their last 15 contests on the road, which includes a 3-0 record against the Commanders.

  • The Eagles are 11-3 vs. Washington since 2017, winning 5 of the last 6 games.

A.J. BROWN MAKES NFL HISTORY WITH 6TH CONSECUTIVE 125+ RECEIVING YARD GAME

  • On a 16-yard reception with 11:35 left in the 4th quarter, A.J. Brown became the first WR in NFL history to have 6 consecutive games of 125+ receiving yards, breaking a tie with Calvin Johnson (5 games, 2012) and Pat Studstill (5 games, 1966).

    • Brown also became the first NFL player to produce 100+ receiving yards in 6 consecutive games since Julio Jones in 2018. Overall, Brown is the 9th player to accomplish the feat, joining Jones (2018), Adam Thielen (2018), Odell Beckham Jr. (2015), Demaryius Thomas (2014), Calvin Johnson (2012), Mike Wallace (2010-11), Isaac Bruce (1995), and Michael Irvin (1995).

HURTS ECLIPSES 10,000 CAREER PASSING YARDS

  • Jalen Hurts reached 10,046 career passing yards with 319 passing yards and a season-high 4 TDs at Washington, posting his highest QB rating of the season at 135.7 in the win.

    • Hurts became the 7th player to record 10,000+ passing yards as an Eagle, joining Donovan McNabb (32,873, 1999-2009), Ron Jaworski (26,963, 1977-86), Randall Cunningham (22,877, 1985-95), Carson Wentz (16,811, 2016-20), Norm Snead (15,672, 1964-70), and Tommy Thompson (10,240, 1941-50).

    • Hurts also moves into 7th all-time on the Eagles career passing list, surpassing Michael Vick (9,984, 2009-2013). Hurts is now 194 passing yards from tying Tommy Thompson (10,240, 1941-50) for 6th on the Eagles all-time passing list.


Philadelphia stopped the Commanders on its own 16-yard line with a sack and forced fumble by Haason Reddick with 2:13 left in the 4th quarter. Reddick leads the Eagles with 6.5 sacks this season. Reddick also has 5.5 sacks in his last 3 road games, dating back to Week 5 at the L.A. Rams. Photo by Jesse Garber..

POST-GAME NOTES

  • Philadelphia trimmed its deficit to 3-7 at the end of the first quarter with a 51-yard FG by Jake Elliott, which completed an 11-play, 42-yard scoring drive for the Eagles.

    • The 51-yard FG marked Elliott’s 5th from 50+ yards this season, tying his career high. He also converted 5 FGs from 50+ yards in 2017 and 2022.

  • Following a fourth-and-1 stop by the Eagles’ defense when James Bradberry broke up a pass intended for Commanders WR Terry McLaurin at the PHI 35, Philadelphia marched 65 yards on 7 plays to make it a 10-14 score with 0:34 left in the half.

    • Jalen Hurts was a perfect 7-of-7 for 65 yards and 1 TD on the drive. He completed consecutive passes of 15 and 18 yards to DeVonta Smith before connecting with A.J. Brown for a 16-yard score on a first-and-10 throw.

  • Philadelphia tied the game, 17-17, during the third quarter after finishing a 7-play, 51-yard scoring drive with a 25-yard TD pass from Jalen Hurts to A.J. Brown. Prior to the series, Britain Covey positioned the Eagles at the PHI 49 with a 25-yard punt return. DeVonta Smith also hauled in a 17-yard pass on fourth-and-4 at the WAS 28.

    • Covey is tied for the most 25+ yard punt returns (3) in the NFL.

  • Jalen Hurts completed a 38-yard TD pass to DeVonta Smith to tie the game, 24-24, in the 4th quarter, capping a 7-play, 75-yard scoring drive for the Eagles.

    • During the series, A.J. Brown logged a 16-yard reception on second-and-13 to set an NFL record with his 6th straight game with 125+ receiving yards.

    • Hurts has recorded 300+ total yards and 2+ total TDs in 6 straight games, tying for the longest streak by an NFL QB since Andrew Luck in 2014 (8). The last NFL QB to do so in 6 straight games was Patrick Mahomes in 2022.

  • Philadelphia claimed its first lead of the game when Julio Jones registered his first TD as an Eagle by catching an 8-yard pass from Jalen Hurts in the fourth quarter. The score was set up by a Reed Blankenship INT that he returned 17 yards to the WAS 15.

    • Hurts tied his career high with 4 passing TDs (also 10/30/22 vs. Pittsburgh).

  • Philadelphia stopped the Commanders on its own 16-yard line with a sack and forced fumble by Haason Reddick with 2:13 left in the 4th quarter.

    • Reddick leads the Eagles with 6.5 sacks this season. Reddick also has 5.5 sacks in his last 3 road games, dating back to Week 5 at the L.A. Rams.

  • Following the defensive stop, D’Andre Swift punched in a 7-yard touchdown run to give Philadelphia a 38-24 lead.

    • Swift is 3rd on the team with 4 total TDs this season, having scored in Weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8.

MORE FROM THE GAME

  • Fletcher Cox tied Harold Carmichael (180, 1971-83) for the 5th-most regular-season games played in Eagles history, behind David Akers (188, 1999-2010), Brandon Graham (186), Jason Kelce (184), and Brian Dawkins (183, 1996-2008).

    • Cox also recorded his 500th career tackle. He became the 26th NFL DT to reach that milestone since 1994, when tackles became an official statistic.

  • Philadelphia scored a season-high 38 points, marking the 4th time the Eagles have scored 30+ points this season.

  • Jason Kelce made his 147th consecutive start. This streak is currently the 2nd-longest active streak in the NFL, behind Jake Matthews (152).

  • Nakobe Dean notched a career-high 12 tackles, marking his first career 10+ tackle game and surpassing his previous career-high of 7 tackles at New England (9/10/23).

Notes curtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles media relations department.

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