3 Studs (and 2 Duds) from Eagles’ Narrow Week 4 Win Over Commanders

3 studs and 2 duds from Eagles' Week 4 win over Commanders: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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Well, that was closer than it should have been.

The Philadelphia Eagles were expected to dominate the Washington Commanders on Sunday and entered Week 4 as heavy home favorites. The Eagles were 3-0, after all, and have a much more talented roster than the Commanders.

Instead, the game turned out to be a nail-biter. Philadelphia overcame an early deficit and seemed to have the game in hand, only for Washington to tie the score with one second left in regulation and force overtime. Fortunately the Eagles prevailed, earning a 34-31 victory to stay unbeaten.

Several players stepped up to help us pull out the victory, but a few disappointed and were big reasons why the game was so close.

Here are 3 studs and 2 duds from our Week 4 win over the Commanders.

Eagles Week 4 Studs & Duds From Week 4 Win vs. Commanders

Stud: A.J. Brown

It had been a bit of a slow start for Philly’s No. 1 receiver prior to Week 4. Through three weeks, he had 20 catches on 30 targets for 239 yards but had failed to find the end zone. He was also averaging 12.0 yards per catch and 8.0 yards per target — both career lows.

Thankfully, Brown snapped out of it with his biggest game of the season in Week 4. He absolutely torched Washington’s secondary all afternoon, erupting for 175 yards and 2 touchdowns on 9 catches. The Commanders simply had no answer for him and were helpless to stop him throughout his massive performance.

It’s good to see Brown get back on track here, as we need our No. 1 receiver to be right if we want to make it back to the Super Bowl this year. It’s also good to see him and Jalen Hurts on the same page after they seemed to be at odds earlier in the season.

Without Brown, there’s no way we would’ve beaten Washington on Sunday and we definitely would’ve ended up with our first loss for the season. Thankfully, he pretty much single-handedly prevented that, making big plays when we needed them.