The Philadelphia Eagles’ Week 1 loss to Washington was filled with Dreams & Nightmares.
The Philadelphia Eagles lost by a score of 27-17 to the Washington Football Team this past Sunday in the regular-season opener, which is a nightmare in itself. This game was a tale of two halves, as the Eagles dominated the first quarter and a half going up 17-0 early. But after a late second-quarter interception thrown by Carson Wentz, Washington rallied off 27 points in a row led by their fierce defensive line.
This was a tough loss to take, as the Eagles came in as favorites with returning head coach Doug Pederson and his fifth-year quarterback leading the way. The Washington defensive line gave Wentz and the offense fits as they racked up 15 QB hits and eight sacks, which is the most Wentz has ever been sacked in his career. The beat-up Eagle’s offensive line struggled, to say the least.
The Eagle’s defense looked great early, but after many offensive miscues putting the defense in bad situations, they faltered down the stretch. Out of the Washington Football Team’s last nine possessions, six started within Eagle’s territory, and the Football Team was able to convert five of those possessions into points. This is all while the Eagle’s offense was held scoreless due to turnovers by Wentz and bad decisions by Pederson.
Inspired by Philadelphia grown rapper Meek Mills’ seminal “Dreams & Nightmares” album from 2012, let’s talk about the few dreams and the many nightmares from week one. I will start with the nightmares due to the result of the game.