Despite entering Sunday’s home game against the Washington Commanders with favorable odds, the Philadelphia Eagles’ path to maintaining their undefeated status proved more challenging than anticipated, ultimately culminating in a victory attained through overtime.
While the eventual triumph over the Commanders did secure the Eagles’ 4-0 record, the gameplay wasn’t notably polished. Philadelphia wide receiver, A.J. Brown, provided insights post-victory, emphasizing a strategic perspective on the team’s seasonal performance arc.
Brown explained, “We’re still putting it together. Nobody wants to be playing their best football right now. But we’re still striving each and every day to fix the little things and head in the right direction. We want to play good, don’t get me wrong. We want to play really well. But we don’t want to play our best football right now in October.”
The Week 4 confrontation between the Commanders and Eagles was a standout spectacle on the NFL slate. A suspenseful moment unfurled in the second quarter when Washington forged ahead with a 17-7 lead, placing Philadelphia’s pristine record in tangible peril.
However, with Brown contributing notably — securing nine catches, covering 175 yards, and scoring two touchdowns — the Eagles narrowly evaded defeat, clinching a win against their NFC East adversary.
This victory marks the second consecutive year that Philadelphia has inaugurated their season with a 4-0 record, reflecting upon their 2022 season that witnessed an eight-game winning streak from the onset.
Looking forward, the Eagles will confront the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Jets in Weeks 5 and 6, respectively, with both games on the road. Although the potential exists for at least one loss in their upcoming matches, the likelihood of Philadelphia progressing to a 6-0 record appears substantial.
Should this scenario materialize, the Eagles will encounter the proficient Miami Dolphins in Week 7, holding a spotless 6-0 record.