PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 14: Terry McLaurin #17 of the Washington Commanders celebrates after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in the game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 14, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

The Washington Commanders end the Philadelphia Eagles’ perfect season.

The Eagles’ undefeated season ended Monday with a 32-21 loss to the Commanders

The Eagles are the 4th 8-0 or better team in the Super Bowl era to lose at home to an opponent with a losing record.

Lost at Home to Team with Losing Record – 8-0 or Better Teams in Super Bowl Era

Opponent:
2022 Eagles (8-0) Washington
2020 Steelers (11-0) Washington
2015 Bengals (8-0) Texans
1990 49ers (10-0) Rams

Washington closed as 11-point underdogs. It’s the 4th largest upset victory for Washington since 1966, and its biggest since 1995. It’s also the 2nd-biggest upset in the league this season (Carolina +13 over Tampa Bay).  Prior to Monday the Eagles hadn’t trailed in the 2nd half all season. They trailed for the ENTIRE 2nd half against the Commanders.

How did Washington pull off the upset?

The Washington Commanders DOMINATED POSSESSION

The Commanders held the ball for 40:24 of game-time Monday to the Eagles’ 19:36. It was the Eagles worst time of possession since 2015.

The Commanders had 3 drives that lasted 7+ minutes. The Eagles had allowed 2 such drives all season entering
the day. 4 of the 8 longest drives against the Eagles this season happened Monday.

The Commanders had 4 scoring drives of at least 12 plays, their most in a game in the last 45 seasons.

The Commanders converted 12 3rd downs Monday, tied for their most in a game since 2005. They needed 4.6 yards on average on 3rd down, their shortest of the season.

Washington ran the ball 49 times Monday, its most in a game since 2001. Excluding kneel downs, they failed to gain at least 1 yard just 3 times, and lost yardage once.

EAGLES MADE TOO MANY MISTAKES

The Eagles committed more turnovers Monday (4) than they did in their first 8 games combined (3). The Eagles led the NFL in turnovers (3), takeaways (18) and TO margin (+15). Monday marked the first time all season they lost the TO battle.

The Eagles were also charged for 75 penalty yards Monday, their most in a game this season. The most costly coming on an unnecessary roughness call after generating a 3rd down stop that would’ve gotten the Eagles the ball back with around 1:30 remaining in the 4th.

Close But No Cigar

The Eagles were the last team in the NFL that could make a run at Miami’s 17-0 mark in 1972 and the lone perfect season. The 2007 New England Patriots came close, going 18-0 before a Super Bowl loss.  Shemon and Sheppard will have more on this game and all the rest of the NFL news today 2-6pm.

 

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