Studs and duds from Week 13 as Washington’s winning streak reaches four games
By Jerry Trotta
The Washington Football Team loves a late-season winning streak under Ron Rivera, right? After Sunday’s thrilling road win over the Las Vegas Raiders, Washington is now just one win away from topping their four-game win streak from 2020.
Imagine making that prediction eight games in? You would’ve needed a police escort to the nearest insane asylum.
Either way, what matters is that Washington made another jump in the NFC playoff picture, as they now own the No. 6 seed. If the season ended today, they’d head to Tampa Bay for a rematch of last year’s Wild Card Game.
But enough about the playoffs. We’ll cross that bridge when the time comes. For now, let’s delve into the studs and duds from Week 13.
Washington Football Team: Studs and duds from Week 13
Stud: Antonio Gibson
Not gonna lie, we jumped out of our seats when Gibson scored in the fourth quarter. Not only did the touchdown put Washington up 14-6, but Gibson deserved it more than anyone on the offense not named Logan Thomas. He grinded all afternoon despite not having much room to work with up the middle.
Gibson’s efficiency stats won’t move the needle, but the second-year pro is showing just how good he can be when he has a clean bill of health.
If not for the stress fracture in his shin, which hampered him for several weeks, he’d garner more consideration as a top 10 running back in the NFL…though we’d argue he’s knocking on the door, if not already there.
Dud: Jamin Davis
We’ll go easy on the rookie a little bit, but man, Twitter was taking no prisoners in regard to Jamin Davis’ performance on Sunday. In his defense, it looked like he got banged up on the joint tackle that saw Kenyan Drake carted off, so maybe he was hobbled.
If that’s the case, then Davis deserves a little slack. If not, well, he needs to go back to the drawing board, because he had a rough go of it on open field tackles. The first-rounder was also vulnerable in coverage, giving up a few first downs on underneath routes, and looked slow on a Derek Carr scramble.
Again, we really hope he was dealing with a knock.