Highs from Week 7’s loss to the Packers
95: After having zero rushes in last week’s game against the Chiefs, Taylor Heinicke once again played looser, used his feet to his advantage and finished with 10 rushes for 95 yards, including a 38-yarder through the middle of the defense. This was the second-most rushing yards ever in a game by a Washington quarterback.
122: After only having 8 catches for 74 yards over the last two games, Terry McLaurin once again showed why he is one of the top receivers in the NFL reeling in seven receptions for 122 yards and a TD. Heinicke slips and recovers and throws it up for McLaurin to make a play, but let’s not forget the nice blitz pick-up by Antonio Gibson. A couple more plays like this and the season might look completely different.
2: Jonathan Allen had himself a game, finishing with two of the team’s three sacks and two tackles for loss.
15, 150, 1: After being forced to start during Logan Thomas’ stint on IR, Ricky Seals-Jones has filled in admirably, finishing with 15 receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown over the previous three games. Although Washington’s high-priced free agent signings have struggled so far, they have once again found potential gems with the less-heralded signing of Seals-Jones as well as DeAndre Carter.
8, 83: For the first time this season, Washington scored a touchdown on its first drive of the game, capping off an eight-play 83 yard drive with a 40-yard touchdown reception by Terry McLaurin. Heinicke went 3-for-3 for 58 yards on the drive with all his passing yards directed to McLaurin.
Washington continues to show potential in spurts but needs to get better at putting it together throughout an entire game. In the previous six games, Washington only managed to gain 31 yards on the first drive of the game TOTAL!
+126, +5:48: Washington’s offense came to play, out-gaining the Packers by 126 yards and winning the time of possession battle by 5 minutes and 48 seconds.