Commanders got many standout performances
Usually, game balls typically go out to the offense, but this is all about the defense. This unit carried this and made some game-changing moments for the Washington Commanders to secure a pivotal victory.
As previously stated, Jack Del Rio's group gave up some yardage in the game. But they prevented the big plays that have plagued them over the last couple of contests. Getting to the quarterback helped, too.
Chase Young has been leading the team in quarterback pressures and is one of the league's best in that category. These notable players in Sunday's game were also difference-makers and deserve their flowers.
Kamren Curl, who has been the Commanders' best safety and is working on a contract extension, made his presence all over the field. He finished with 11 tackles and two passes defended, coming up with some thumping hits along the way.
Next, we have Kendall Fuller, who is also having an outstanding season so far and has taken up the slack at the cornerback position. He secured an interception when he jumped in front of a route and he should have had another one earlier in the game.
Casey Toohill replaced Montez Sweat due to an injured thumb and made the most of his opportunity, recording two sacks, one tackle for a loss, and forcing a big pressure that forced Desmond Ridder into an intentional grounding call. Not bad from limited reps, it has to be said.
Fans have been waiting for Jamin Davis to finally come into his own. He sealed the game with his first interception by diving in front of running back Bijan Robinson with two minutes left. The linebacker also recorded eight tackles, one tackle for loss, and a sack to round off an impressive display.
The Commanders' defense played more aggressively than I have seen in recent weeks. Definitely, something to build on going forward.