1. Terry McLaurin is a superstar
Wide receiver Terry McLaurin shines once again. The future Pro-Bowler, likely All-Pro, candidate continues to prove that he is Washington’s best player on both sides of the football. McLaurin’s day ended with seven catches for 122 yards and one touchdown, and despite being out of position down in the red-zone, he proved to have the best day among all players for the Washington Football Team.
We don’t what Dan Snyder and this organization did to find a gem in Terry McLaurin, but the wizardry that No. 17 pulls off week in and week out, whether it be on contested catches or in yards after the catch situations, McLaurin is a baller and Washington’s undisputed face of the franchise.
2. Landon Collins might work at LB
Does Washington have something with Landon Collins at linebacker? While there’s a good reason to still be skeptical, Collins had his best game of the season, despite playing under 50% of the snaps. In all honesty, that might be the best role for Collins, a rotational linebacker who can get downhill and shoot the gaps as a run defender in addition to using his skills as a pass-rusher from the LB spot.
Collins has arguably had the worst season of any Washington Football Team starter whether it be on offense or defense, but his game against Green Bay was a huge step in the right direction. Kudos to him for taking on this role and congratulations to Jack Del Rio and Ron Rivera for potentially figuring out what to do with a player like Collins who, despite underwhelming, has loads of talent.
3. Defensive line is still elite
The Washington Football Team‘s defensive line is here to stay. This is the third week in a row where Washington’s defensive front has been playing at a high level, and in totality, it ended up feeding the entire defense. This was their defense’s best game of the year and I don’t think it’s close. From Washington’s secondary having minimal communication issues like we’ve seen in the past, to Washington’s defensive front, outside of Chase Young, dominating their matchups and finally rushing as four members rather than embracing one on one matchups, the defensive line set the tone for what was an impressive defensive outing against arguably the NFL’s best quarterback-running back-receiver trio.