Commanders key numbers: Defense falters late at the Seahawks in Week 10

Another strong Sam Howell performance gone to waste...
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The Bad: It's D, hi, it's D, the problem is D(efense)

16: Are you getting tired of the big plays allowed counter? Same here.

The Washington Commanders' defense once again was harassed, giving up 16 big plays (runs over 10 yards and passes over 15 yards). The defense gave up runs of 13 (2), 12, 11 (2), and 10 yards, and passes of 64, 27, 20 (2), 17, 16 (3), and 15 (2) yards.

This was the second straight week that the defense allowed a 64-yard touchdown to the opposing team's running back. Simply unacceptable.

4: The Seattle Seahawks had only nine drives of 10 or more plays all season. They had four against Washington. Those four drives resulted in 16 of the home team's 29 points and amounted to 14:56 of game time - almost an entire quarter.

1: Since trading both Chase Young and Montez Sweat, the Commanders have 1 total sack across two games. Defensive tackle Jonathan Allen got to quarterback Geno Smith on Sunday.

The New England Patriots and Seahawks both average over two sacks allowed per game, so this number is abysmal. However, Washington did have a potential sack wiped out for the second week in a row due to a penalty.

2:46: That's the amount of game time that Emmanuel Forbes was on the field before getting ejected for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Tyler Lockett. The play warranted a penalty, but even the announcing crew was surprised by the ejection.

Unfortunately, Forbes did not get a chance to build off his performance against the Patriots.

77: The Commanders already led the league in passing play percentage (67.86%) coming into Week 10. They increased on that against the Seahawks.

The team passed on 77 percent of its plays against a team that is No. 21 in run defense and was coming off a game where they allowed 298 rushing yards.

With a young quarterback that is asking for trouble. Although Sam Howell did not throw any interceptions, he did have at least 2-3 close calls that were dropped by the defense.

The team was effective in running the ball over the second half and needs to put a bigger emphasis on that part of the offense moving forward.