4 major observations from Sam Howell's performance at the Eagles in Week 4

How did Sam Howell fare during his second road regular-season game?
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Sam Howell is clutch

When the Washington Commanders needed Sam Howell to step up and make a play at the Philadelphia Eagles, he delivered more often than not. Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy relied heavily on the run for good or bad in the face of an outstanding defensive front, but the signal-caller was nothing short of sensational throughout.

This was magnified in crunch time late in the contest. The Commanders needed a touchdown to tie on their last possession, which was a pressure-cooker situation that brought the best out of Howell in no uncertain terms.

The gunslinger made some outstanding throws, displayed a level of composure more in keeping with someone who has ice in their veins and came through at literally the last second with a phenomenal touchdown throw to wide receiver Jahan Dotson.

It's been a long time since the Commanders had someone with the clutch gene under center. Howell has all the intangibles needed to fit into this category and it's the third time in four games he's put these talents on show for the entire NFL community to see.

The Commanders have a quarterback they can believe in once again. Howell has the clutch traits needed to turn close games into wins - even if the player and Washington fell agonizingly short of meeting this specific target after a cruel overtime reverse.

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