5 winners and losers from the Commanders' defeat at Seahawks in Week 10

It was yet another game that got away...

Brian Robinson Jr.
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Winner No. 2

Brian Robinson Jr. - Commanders RB

The Washington Commanders have been waiting for Brian Robinson Jr. to break out in the running game. While this didn't materialize - at least in the first half - at the Seattle Seahawks, the former third-round pick made his presence felt in the passing attack for arguably the first time in his professional career.

Sam Howell found Robinson with supreme improvisation early in the game for a big gain. This provided the confidence needed to continue looking for the second-year pro, who brought in all six of his targets for 119 receiving yards and one touchdown in recognition of his outstanding efforts.

Robinson also managed 38 rushing yards on eight touches, which represents a decent 4.8 yards-per-carry average. Had the Commanders not opted to deploy him between the tackles on several occasions, this number would have been much greater.

Of course, the result wasn't what the Commanders hoped for - one that significantly diminished their chances of attaining a wildcard berth. However, the Alabama product can look back on his contribution with a real sense of pride.

Hopefully, this can be the springboard that ignites Robinson to greater heights over Washington's remaining seven games. It should also give offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy more belief that he can deliver when it comes to catching passes out of the backfield - something that wasn't necessarily there before the campaign.