What were some of the key numbers behind a jaw-dropping road win for the Washington Commanders against the Denver Broncos in Week 2?
If you had turned this game off before halftime, nobody would have blamed you. But anyone who chose this path missed one of the most entertaining Washington Commanders games in recent times.
After falling behind 21-3 and looking totally inept on the defensive side of the field, one Jamin Davis forced fumble caused a butterfly effect for the Commanders. Call them Lazarus, because this team came back from the dead and held on until the very end - literally - to move to 2-0.
From disgust to excitement to panic and relief. This game was a roller coaster ride of emotions. After seeing the same issues resurface once again with the offense not putting up points on the board, the defense starting in slow motion, and Sam Howell facing continuous pressure, it looked like it would be a long day in Denver.
But this team fought on and after seeing Davis recover a fumble and Logan Thomas knocked out of the game following an illegal hit on a fourth-down touchdown reception, this team played with a vengeance.
No, it wasn't a 28-3 Super Bowl comeback like Tom Brady and the New England Patriots orchestrated against the Atlanta Falcons. But for Commanders fans, it was much sweeter seeing the team crawl back from being down 21-3.
What makes it even better is beating Russell Wilson, a quarterback who chose not to be traded to Washington last season. The team may have let Russ cook early in the game, but they cleaned up the kitchen and took home the win.
Let's get into the key numbers from Week 2.