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Four takeaways from the Commanders’ 24-8 loss to the Eagles

Eagles linebacker T.J. Edwards sacks Carson Wentz during the second quarter of Sunday's Commanders loss. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Jalen Hurts threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns, and the Eagles’ defense sacked Washington quarterback Carson Wentz nine times in a 24-8 Philadelphia win at FedEx Field.

Washington’s offensive line got pushed around: For the second consecutive week, Wentz faced heavy pressure and failed to lead a scoring drive in a disastrous first half for the offense. Making his first start against the team that drafted him in 2016, Wentz was sacked five times on his first eight dropbacks and a career-high nine times in the game. Washington finished the first half with more sacks allowed (six) than first downs (five) and was outgained 322-50 through two quarters. One week after trailing 22-0 at halftime in a loss at Detroit, the Commanders headed into the locker room down 24-0 to an NFC East rival.

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