Commanders got an injection from special teams
Ever since the Washington Commanders re-signed Jamison Crowder, the special teams play has been coming around. The veteran is much better than injured Dax Milne and played a significant role in the team gaining momentum in Week 6 at the Atlanta Falcons.
Crowder returned a punt 61 yards to set up the first score for the Commanders, a play that he almost scored on himself. As funny as it may sound, he was the last Washington player to score a touchdown on a punt return in 2016 - that's how poor this area of the field has been in recent years.
If the Commanders can continue to have great special teams play, it would take a lot of pressure off. It would also give the offense a stronger field position consistently - something they've been starved of more often than not.
From the kicking standpoint, Joey Slye hasn't had the best season so far, but that is what it is at this point.
From the punting standpoint, Tress Way's also gone through complications. However, he put one inside the 20-yard line and two inside of the 10 as well. This represented a huge step in the right direction.
This production earned Way a Pro Bowl selection last year. Long may it continue.
There was no doubt that special teams were a difference maker in Sunday's game. If the Commanders' unit continues to make strides, then further positive results might not be too far behind.