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Eagles Look To Rebound After First Defeat


Three days after their first defeat of the season, the Eagles were back to work.

On Sunday, the Lions handed the Eagles a 24-23 loss coming off the bye week. As tough as it was, the Eagles are ready for their first NFC East division contest against the Washington Redskins.

"The loss is one of those things where we talked about it on Monday and Tuesday, and now it's past us and we're really focused on Washington so I really don't want to dwell on it too much," quarterback Carson Wentz said. "We're going to keep the same approach and keep attacking it. I really like this team. I think they're a bunch of resilient guys and we're not going to get phased by a loss. We're just going to go back to work and do our job."

It's no secret that running back Ryan Mathews was uneasy about his fourth quarter fumble which led to the Lions' game-winning points. Mathews took full responsibility in the locker room at Ford Field following the game.

Come Monday, it was officially in the past.

"He's a competitor and he came right back to work as if nothing happened and we're all moving forward from there. I'm not worried about him in the slightest," Wentz said.

After allowing a season-high in points last Sunday, the second-ranked defense in both yards and points allowed is also eager to move on. For some, preparing for the next game intertwines with reflecting on the previous one. Not for veteran safety Malcolm Jenkins.

"I think this team, we understand where we're going and we understand that everything that happens is just the process," Jenkins said. "It doesn't change my mind about who we are, what we're trying to accomplish and we're looking forward to the next step."

Now 3-1, the Eagles' first divisional game of the season could heavily affect their NFC East standing. By staying focused and getting back to work, the Eagles will head to FedEx Field ready to put last week behind them.

As the Eagles prepare for their first NFC East contest of the season against the Washington Redskins, take a look at some of their key players.

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