Commanders endured the same old problems
The Washington Commanders' secondary has been a sieve this year, giving up big play after big play. Now they had to stop one of the best big-play wide receivers in NFL history.
Tyreek Hill put the game to bed early with a 78-yard touchdown and another 60-yard score before halftime. Raise your hand if his line - five receptions for 157 receiving yards and two trips to the end zone - surprises you.
Had the Miami Dolphins not called off the dogs in the second half, it would have been even worse.
And raise your hand if Sam Howell running for his life time and time again surprises you. He was only sacked three times, but it seems like he avoided five others with his excellent movement within the pocket.
We have seen Andrew Wylie play well in stretches only to collapse at key moments, as he did against Miami. We have seen Washington’s interior line look utterly discombobulated on stunts, as they were against the Dolphins.
Miami was playing without stud linebacker Jaelan Phillips and only rushed four most of the day. They still had no trouble putting enormous pressure on Howell. Predictable.
Joey Slye missed a field goal. Linebackers routinely missed gaps on running plays. The Commanders again let unheralded players like Andrew Van Ginkel and Julian Hill have career days.
Predictable, predictable, predictable.