5 winners and losers from the Commanders win at Broncos in Week 2

These players were the big winners and losers from the Commanders week 2 victory over the Denver Broncos.

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Winner No. 1

Sam Howell - Commanders QB

We finally got to see what an Eric Bieniemy offense looks like when it's on full display. Even though the offense started moving the ball but couldn't get it going until the next couple of series.

Sam Howell was sensational. The offensive line protected him for the most part throughout the game and only gave up four sacks.

Once Howell got comfortable, he moved around in the pocket, standing tall delivery strike after strike. The former fifth-round pick threw for two touchdowns, completing 27-of-39 passes for 299 yards in his first road game. It was one of the most convincing offensive displays from the Washington Commanders in a long time.

Howell threw his first touchdown to Logan Thomas, who later had to leave the game. Something that he didn't do in the first game against the Arizona Cardinals was attack down the field, and that was the game plan going into this one at Mile High Stadium.

He made a lot of high-level throws, especially a 30-yard touchdown to Terry McLaurin to tie the game up in the third quarter. Instead, if the signal-caller was sacked or under pressure, Howell managed to pick himself and go to the next play.

The North Carolina product is the first Washington quarterback to win its first three starts since 1987, The Commanders would not have won this game without Howell's stellar play.