Highlights Were Few and Far Between in Week 3
2.4: Devin Singletary came into the game averaging 6.4 yards per rushing attempt. The Washington defense limited him to 2.4 yards per carry and only 26 rushing yards in the game.
3:03: After falling behind 21-0, Washington was able to put together two consecutive touchdowns in three minutes and three seconds, to make it a one-possession game. Although the excitement was short-lived, it did show some offensive potential.
73: One of the few bright spots for the Washington Football Team was Antonio Gibson. Gibson showed his after-catch abilities in the second quarter, turning a routine screen pass into a 73-yard touchdown reception, where he did his best Taylor Heinicke pylon dive impression.
9, 177, 2: The big three threats for the Washington offense, Gibson, Logan Thomas, and Terry McLaurin combined for 9 receptions for 177 yards and 2 touchdowns. Unfortunately for Washington, the rest of the team combined for only five receptions for 35 yards.
2-2: Coming into the game, Buffalo was ranked first in red-zone defense, allowing touchdowns on only 16.67% of drives. Although Washington didn’t find itself in the red zone too often in the game, when they were there, they did go 2-2, scoring touchdowns on a four-yard Heinicke scramble and a beautiful two-yard grab by Logan Thomas. Although Heinicke was only credited with four yards on his touchdown, he did run it in from around the 20 after being forced back in the pocket.
212: Buffalo came into the game ranked second in yards allowed per game, giving up 234 total yards, and an average of 161 passing yards per game. Although it doesn’t mean anything in the grand scheme of things, Heinicke did finish with 212 passing yards surpassing Buffalo’s average. It was hard to find many positives in this game, so you have to see the positives where you can.
There’s no numerical metric to throw in for Dustin Hopkins’ kickoff recovery, but it was one of the major highlights of the game. For all the hate that Hopkins gets, it was nice to see him come up with a big play in an important spot.