By Max Harper
The Eagles held on for their 34-31 win over the Commanders.
But at times they seemed to be trying to give the game away.
They were penalized six times in the first half and two were especially critical.
On the game’s opening drive, linebacker Zach Cunningham was whistled for a holding penalty on third-and-11.
Washington got new life and Samuel scored.
The Eagles also lined up in “ tush push ” formation at midfield on fourth down, only to have a likely first down thrown out on a holding penalty. The Eagles punted.
Of course, Nick Murrow made up for a lof the mistakes with his 11 tackles and three sacks.
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