The Good: Washington’s defense continues to show improvements
273: Washington’s defense gave up the lowest amount of yards since Week 17 of the 2020 season, allowing only 273 total yards to the Denver offense.
772: The offense has been able to move the ball down the field in recent weeks, finishing with 772 yards of offense over the past two weeks, which if continued across the year, would give Washington a top ten offense by yards.
41.5: J.D. McKissic has become one of Heinicke’s top targets, finishing the game with eight receptions for 83 yards. He has 20 receptions over the previous three games and is averaging better numbers than he had in his career year last season. McKissic is averaging 7.9 yards per touch, 41.5 receiving yards per game, and has a 78.6% catch percentage.
11: Jaret Patterson had a bit of a breakout game, finishing the game with 11 carries, the same as Antonio Gibson and JD McKissic combined, and 46 rushing yards, two more than Gibson and McKissic combined.
19: Jonathan Allen is having a heck of a year and already has 19 quarterback hits on the season, which is already a career-high with 10 games to go. He finished the game with three tackles, one sack, and a tackle for a loss, and now has three sacks over the previous two games. His four-year $72 million contract extension is looking like a bargain at the moment.
8: In his second game at linebacker, Landon Collins finished with eight tackles, second on the team behind leading tackler, Cole Holcomb. He also added one sack and two tackles for loss and looks like a completely rejuvenated player, in an area that minimizes his weaknesses.
$970,000: DeAndre Carter is making just $970,000 this season and has provided major value to Washington, especially with Curtis Samuel’s injury. Carter has a career-high in kick return yards and a return touchdown and added his first career receiving touchdown against the Broncos.