Commanders key numbers: The good and the bad from Week 1 triumph vs. Cardinals

It was a mixed bag for the Commanders during their Week 1 success.

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The Good: Commanders defense is legit

30: After the Arizona Cardinals went up 16-10 following their first possession of the second half, the Washington Commanders' defense held them to 30 net yards for the remainder of the game. The front four came up big numerous times and Emmanuel Forbes ultimately put the game away with a pass breakup on 4th-and-10 on their final possession.

10: All 10 of the Commanders' second-half points were off of turnovers forced by Montez Sweat. His first forced fumble led to a Sam Howell touchdown run, and his second forced fumble and recovery allowed Washington to add to its lead late.

Sweat finished with five tackles, two tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. He is setting up for a big payday this offseason.

4-0: Dating to last season, the Commanders are now 4-0 when Brian Robinson Jr. notches a touchdown. He kicked off the scoring on Washington's season with a seven-yard reception on Washington's second drive. The Commanders went 91 yards in six plays, largely benefitting from 67 yards from penalties.

0: The Commanders' defense continues to thrive in the red zone with its bend-but-don't-break strategy. Although they allowed four big plays (passes over 25 yards/rushes over 10 yards), they gave up 0 offensive touchdowns in the game.

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