Remember when Carson Wentz threw a goal-line interception to send the Washington Commanders to their fourth-straight loss and 1-4 on the season? It felt like we were headed for another lost season of Washington Football.
Since then, though, the Commanders have won five of six, culminating in a road upset over the Eagles as a double-digit underdog on Monday Night Football.
The Commanders have now won two straight after their convincing victory over the lowly Texans on Sunday. With the win, Washington improved to 6-5 and they are now over .500 this late in the season since the Jay Gruden era in 2018.
The Texans are a bad football team, but they only had two double-digit losses coming into Week 11. Just days removed from an emotional win in Philly, it speaks volumes the Commanders asserted their dominance early and often. These players are a huge reason for that, as they brought their Sunday best to NRG Stadium.
4 Commanders who balled out against the Texans in Week 11
4. Logan Thomas, TE
The defense was so dominant on Sunday that Thomas is the only offensive player to make the cut. That might seem harsh, but nobody really padded the stat sheet, in part because they didn’t need to. Antonio Gibson was the only other player considered, but this performance was a long time coming for Thomas.
For the game, Thomas caught five passes for 65 yards, leading the team in both categories. Only Terry McLaurin (seven) drew more targets than Thomas’ six. It seems crazy given his reputation, but this marked Thomas’ best game since Week 1, when he caught three passes for 45 yards vs the Jaguars.
Since then, Thomas hadn’t topped 37 yards in a game. That stretch included the veteran tight end missing three weeks with a calf injury. Commanders fans had been clamoring for a vintage Thomas performance, and they got exactly that in Week 11.
It’s unclear what the future hold for Thomas beyond this season, but it was awesome to see him string together some catches. If he starts clicking, the Commanders’ offense will become that much more dangerous for the stretch run.