Eagles vs. Commanders: Upcoming Game Info & Rivalry History
When Do the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Commanders Play Next?
Are the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Commanders Rivals?
Yes, the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Commanders have an intense rivalry within the National Football League. Both the Eagles and the Commanders are members of the NFC East, and as such, play each other twice a year in the regular season. This is substantial because the winner of the NFC East every year gets an automatic berth into the NFL Playoffs. However, because all four teams within the NFC East (Eagles, Commanders, the Dallas Cowboys, and the New York Giants) are competitive each season, one or several teams usually also get wild card berths.
Who are the Philadelphia Eagles’ Biggest Rivals?
The Philadelphia Eagles have five rivalries within the National Football League. Three of them reside within the NFC East: the Washington Commanders, the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. The Eagles also have an in-state rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team they play every four years due to the NFL’s scheduling. Finally, the Eagles have a rivalry with the Atlanta Falcons that began in 1978, and heated up during the early 2000s.
Who are the Washington Commanders’ Biggest Rivals?
The Washington Commanders do not have as decorated a history of winning as other teams within the NFL, and as such do not have as many rivalries as the Eagles. Their main rivals all reside within the NFC East and teams they play twice a season. The Commanders’ rivals are the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Commanders History
As two of the oldest franchises in the National Football League, the rivalry between the Washington Commanders and the Philadelphia Eagles is one of the most heated rivalries across sports. The two teams met for the first time in October 1934, where the Commanders (then called the Redskins) bested the Eagles 6–0. Between 1934 and 2022, the Commanders and Eagles have squared off 178 times in total, with the Commanders leading the all-time series head-to-head 89–83–6, the Postseason head-to-head 1–0 and the current win streak, 1.
Famous games in the series include the “Body Bag Game” of 1990, where the Philadelphia head coach notably boasted that his team would inflict a beating so intense that “they’ll have to be carted off in body bags.” Philadelphia would go on to injure nine Washington players on the way to a 28–14 victory on Monday Night Football. However, Washington would exact their revenge in the 1990 NFC Wild Card Game, defeating Philadelphia 20–6 in the only postseason matchup in the series. Another famous game in the rivalry came in a 2010 installment of Monday Night Football dubbed the “Monday Night Massacre game,” where Philadelphia trounced Washington 59–28, scoring all 59 points in the first three quarters.
Where Do the Washington Commanders and Philadelphia Eagles Play?
Commonly known by fans as “The Linc,” Lincoln Financial Field has been the home of the Philadelphia Eagles for 20 years. Also home to the Temple Owls Football Team and the Philadelphia Union MLS Franchise, the Linc has a seating capacity of 71,896 and cost approximately $512 million to construct in 2003. The first ticketed event at Lincoln Financial Field was a friendly between Manchester United and FC Barcelona in 2003. It’s also one of 11 selected venues to host matches during the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
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Meanwhile, the home of the Washington Commanders is FedExField, one of the oldest active stadiums in the National Football League. Opened in September 1997, FedExField cost only $250 million to construct, yet still has a 67,617 capacity. The stadium was also one of the stadiums selected to host the 1999 Women’s World Cup.
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