With many offensive weapons injured, there weren’t many highs for the Washington Football Team in Week 5.
3: It only took five weeks this season, instead of 17 weeks, but the Washington Football Team finally scored on its first drive of a game, adding three points on a Dustin Hopkins 45-yarder to take an early 3-0 lead.
2: After only having two takeaways all season, both coming in the first game of the season against the Chargers, Washington added two more takeaways today. The first was a Cole Holcomb interception in Saints territory, and the second was a Chase Young sack/forced fumble.
10: Washington did take advantage of the turnovers and was able to put 10 points on the board off turnovers. The early field goal by Hopkins and a five-yard touchdown run by Antonio Gibson.
1: Chase Young finally got his first sack and forced fumble of the season, both coming on the same play.
0: For the first time all season, the Washington defense held its opponent without points on the first drive of the game.
12, 176: With Logan Thomas and Cam Sims both out for the game, Adam Humphries, DeAndre Carter, and Ricky Seals-Jones stepped up, combining for 12 receptions and 176 receiving yards. Humphries led the team with 73 receiving yards, while Carter and Seals-Jones both came up with big catches in the contest. Seals-Jones caught a 16-yard tip-toe catch on the sidelines on 3rd and 10 early in the game, and Carter snagged a 26-yard reception on a 4th and 14 on a Washington touchdown drive in the fourth quarter.
3-3: On a day where the Bengals and Packers game featured five missed field goals in a row, Dustin Hopkins showed out, going 3-for-3 on field goals of 23, 24, and 45 yards. The team did however pass up a 50+ yard kick and went for it on 4th and 10, showing a lack of confidence in Hopkins after a week of the coaching staff talking him up.
4.16: Adam Humphries had an average of 4.16 yards of separation from defenders in this game, compared to a league average of 2.88 yards, which is impressive in itself.