Who were the big winners and losers from the Washington Commanders' overtime defeat at the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4?
Although the Washington Commanders put a monumental effort together at the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4, it didn't result in anything more than a second loss in the column, But as far as defeats go, this one had a lot of positives attached.
The Commanders took a team expected to make a deep postseason run all the way before eventually falling in overtime. Had a couple of suspect decisions gone Washington's way things might have been different, but there is no time to dwell on this loss with the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football firmly in the team's sights.
Such a quick turnaround could go either way more often than not. Finding the right balance between rest and preparation is the typical recipe for success, which is the latest big test for head coach Ron Rivera to overcome in the coming days.
Before attention quickly shifts, here are five winners and losers from the Commanders' loss at Lincoln Financial Field.
Winner No. 1
Terry McLaurin - Commanders WR
It came as no surprise to see Terry McLaurin look to establish himself right from the outset. The wide receiver was heavily involved immediately and came up with some huge plays throughout the contest for good measure.
Things could have been much different had McLaurin's overtime catch not been ruled out by the finest of margins. His foot looked in by all accounts, but head coach Ron Rivera revealed after the game that the officials declared they didn't have enough evidence to overrule their initial call.
That was the one disappointing element to take from McLaurin's performance through no real fault of his own. But with eight receptions from 10 targets for 86 receiving yards versus a top-level secondary, the former Ohio State star can look back on his performance with a sense of pride.