Week 17 Key Numbers: Washington’s slim playoff hopes come crashing down
The Good: Washington ties most points in first quarter all season
10: Washington tied its most first-quarter points all season, starting with a 10-0 lead, which was the same lead Washington held against the Eagles in Week 15.
3.5: The defense held the Eagles to a season-low 3.4 yards per carry and exactly half as many rushing yards as the team had against Washington in Week 15 (119 vs 238).
4.8: Antonio Gibson’s injury gave Jaret Patterson time to shine and he did not disappoint, averaging 4.8 yards per carry, including an 11-yard romp to the end zone to put Washington up 7-0. He also added 5 receptions for 41 yards, both career-highs, and is another one of the hidden gems Rivera and staff have discovered since taking over.
7,61: We had a Terry McLaurin sighting as the team made it a purpose to feed him the ball. He finished with 7 receptions for 61 yards, his most in six games.
1: Washington played very disciplined football and finished with only one penalty all game.
3-3: Joey Slye returned for Washington and finished 3-3 on his field goals including a 55-yarder. Having a kicker that can hit 50+ yarders is something the team has been lacking for years and Slye is 4-4 from 50+ this season.