What huge disappointments emerged from the Washington Commanders' last-gasp defeat at the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10?
The Washington Commanders lost a game they could have won at the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10. That alone could qualify as a major disappointment, but in reality, they didn’t deserve to triumph.
The Commanders were thoroughly outplayed in most aspects of the game. They were able to stay in the contest because, for the first three quarters, Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith was downright bad.
He had all day to throw and still missed open receivers. His play at the end of the first half comes under the category of quarterback malfeasance. However, like a boxer who is struggling early, the Commanders failed to knock him out and in the fourth quarter, the veteran signal-caller woke up and made his best throws when it mattered most.
On the other hand, had the Commanders not made a couple of crucial mistakes, they probably would have won anyway. A missed extra point, a Sam Howell fumble, and a devastating pass interference penalty with the game on the line all contributed to the loss.
What makes it so disappointing is that despite that missed kick, Joey Slye was rock solid. Despite that fumble, Howell was heroic. And despite that pass interference call on Benjamin St-Juste, the secondary - playing without Emmanuel Forbes, who was ejected early - played a very good game.
But those aren’t my major disappointments from Sunday's contest. These are…