Commanders HC Ron Rivera's assessment
This was another game decided by fine margins. For head coach Ron Rivera, it also came with more questions about why the Washington Commanders didn't go for a two-point conversion after in-form quarterback Sam Howell once again led his team on a game-tying drive.
When discussing the call post-game, Rivera stated via SB Nation that he liked his chances of going into overtime. However, it didn't matter considering the Commanders' defense allowed the Seattle Seahawks into field goal range on the next play with time running out, it didn't matter.
"You know, in talking and trying to get a feel for it, the biggest thing that you get concerned with is how much time was left. Because, again, they don’t have consequences, now the opportunity to move the call down comes into play, you know what I’m saying? They had two timeouts left. So, again it was one of those things I liked our chances going into overtime. I liked the way we moved the ball. We found a couple things we felt we could exploit, and we did. We did it twice the last couple drives. Felt good going into overtime."- Ron Rivera via SB Nation
Losing their close games has been the hallmark of Rivera's time as head coach. The figurehead seems to have found a franchise quarterback for the Commanders, but he might not be around to see out this project unless there's a huge turnaround down the stretch.