The Philadelphia Eagles are scorching hot as they came away with a crucial win over the Washington Football Team. This is their fourth consecutive win, and they control their own destiny in making the playoffs.

They have gone under the radar and could make some noise in the postseason. It was a 20-16 win with an all-around team effort, with head coach Nick Sirianni showing how he has vastly improved throughout his first year as the Eagles coach.

Indeed, the Eagles are getting hot at the right time.

With that said, here are three Eagles Week 17 takeaways from their crucial win over the Washington Football Team.

Philadelphia Eagles Week 17 Takeaways vs. Washington Football Team

3. Eagles are set up for a bright future

Philadelphia has put themselves in an excellent position for the future. They have built a team with young talent and veteran leadership that is set up for success.

This has been showcased in their last four games as they get into rhythm. The defense came up with key plays throughout the contest against Washington, including an interception and three sacks.

While the Eagles are playing well, they aren’t ready to make a Super Bowl run. However, they have three first-round picks in the draft and can add to their young core. This will make them a dangerous team next season and for the future.

2. Nick Sirianni was the right selection for head coach

Picking a head coach is not an easy task, especially when trying to turn a team around. The Eagles made the right choice by giving Sirianni the job, as he has now gotten the team on a roll at the end of the season. It will not only help them make the playoffs, but also give them more confidence and momentum heading into next year.

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Sirianni’s coaching helped them pick up the win against Washington.

He has done such a great job that he has entered the Coach of the Year conversation. Siriani likely won’t win the award, but it’s nice to be recognized for being a leader.

He has the Eagles sitting as the seventh seed in the NFC, and their game next week will be vital. They take on the Dallas Cowboys, which will be a tough matchup. With a win next week, Sirianni will solidify himself as a great coach in the NFL.

1. Jalen Hurts can be the franchise quarterback

In the offseason, the Eagles traded away Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts, making Jalen Hurts the starter. While Hurts’ numbers don’t jump off the page, he has proven that he can win games when it matters most.

Hurts has thrown for 3,144 yards along with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He is a dual-threat quarterback that has rushed for 784 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Against Washington, Hurts threw for 214 yards and rushed for 44 yards. Although he didn’t have any touchdowns, he did enough to get the Eagles the victory.

Even though Hurts has been inconsistent at times, he has shown that he can be the long-term quarterback for Philadelphia.

The Eagles now shift their focus to their pivotal game against the Dallas Cowboys. They will be at home and will need the support to overcome the highly talented Dallas team. The Cowboys lost to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17, bringing their record to 11-5 on the season.

In their first matchup, Dallas cruised to a 41-21 win and were unstoppable on offense. This was back in Week 3, and the Eagles have made great strides since then. Hurts and the offense will need to keep up, and the defense will need to make key stops when it matters most.