It had storybook written all over it. Brian Robinson in his first game back after being shot just six weeks ago runs in a two-yard touchdown to seal the Washington Commanders’ win over the Titans. But we know how often the story goes to script in Washington.
Instead, Washington had three chances to put it in from the two-yard line. An unnecessary challenge earlier in the drive by Ron Rivera took away a timeout that could have come up crucial in those closing seconds. Three straight passes, two near-picks and then an interception is how the offense closed out the game. And with that bad taste in their mouth is how Washington’s small contingent of fans at FedEx Field left the stadium, watching their team lose their fourth-straight game.
But no need to panic, as Ron Rivera said, “There’s plenty of football left. It’s not going to happen overnight.”
In what has become a weekly ritual, the coaching staff continues to stick to its talking points of preaching patience, but at some point that time will run out.
A lot of people want to put the blame on Carson Wentz, but this game is not on him. Yes, he threw the game-ending interception, but Scott Turner’s red zone play-calling leaves much to be desired. Rivera’s clock-management and use of challenges leaves much to be desired. The construction of this roster, putting together a band-aid offensive line with JAG and washed players, that Rivera hand-selected leaves much to be desired.
The problems haven’t changed yet the excuses and preaching of patience continue. It was a frustrating Sunday for Commanders fans, and if the team doesn’t turn it around against the Bears by Thursday, major changes should be initiated.
Let’s get into the key numbers from Week 5’s loss to the Titans.