Washington Football Team: Week 1 by the numbers as WFT comes up short vs Chargers

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It’s finally here! Regular season football is back and it wouldn’t be a normal start to a Washington Football Team season without some early drama. Is there a quarterback controversy? Who is to blame for the continued slow starts to games? Just how much time will the offensive line take to gel? Will this bend-but-don’t-break defensive strategy be sustainable throughout the season?

The team has 16 more regular-season games to get that figured out. Week 1 proved to be a frustrating start to the season with fans getting an opportunity to see Justin Herbert first-hand and wonder, “What if the WFT had drafted him last year?”

Key numbers from the Football Team’s loss to the Chargers.

After a slow start to the game, Washington was able to pull back and take a lead early in the third quarter behind some gutsy work by Taylor Heinicke, who stepped in after Ryan Fitzpatrick exited with an early injury. Although the team showed some flashes, overall mistakes on defense and a costly fumble by Antonio Gibson inside Washington’s five-yard line proved too costly to overcome in the 20-16 loss. Let’s take a look at some of the key numbers of the afternoon.

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