1. Montez Sweat
The Commanders’ defense set the tone early on Sunday and Sweat was a huge part of that. On Tennessee’s first two drives, Sweat tallied a sack, a tackle for loss on a running play and drew a hold that would’ve led to another sack.
By the 14 minute mark of the second quarter, Sweat compiled two sacks, three quarterback hits and three tackles for loss. Just incredible production from a player who entered the game with zero sacks, one TFL and six quarterback hits.
Commanders fans filed a missing person’s report for Sweat after the team’s first four games. It seems as though the former first-round pick heard the criticism because the Titans’ right tackle had zero answers for No. 90 on Sunday.
You can’t expect Sweat to be a world-beater every week, but the Commanders desperately need more pass-rushing output from the 26-year-old. Hopefully this was a sign of things to come from Sweat. This was the third multi-sack game of Sweat’s career and his first since October of 2020 against the Cowboys.
Long time coming.