Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as preparations for their Week 7 game at the New York Giants officially begin?
While ending a concerning losing run was a major boost for the Washington Commanders in Week 6, there is a lot of hard work ahead if they want to appease the new ownership group led by Josh Harris. With a crucial stretch of fixtures upcoming before their bye week, it's imperative everyone comes together in an attempt to accumulate the momentum needed for a potential wild card berth.
Getting one over on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium this weekend would also help considerably. Until then, the stories causing conversation include Emmanuel Forbes' attitude, Jonathan Allen's relief, Ron Rivera's job security, and Sam Howell's encouraging growth.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders DT Jonathan Allen's relief
The stakes couldn't have been higher for the Washington Commanders entering their Week 6 game at the Atlanta Falcons. Losing again after such a dismal performance versus the Chicago Bears wasn't going to be well received by members of Josh Harris' ownership group, so grinding out a result was far more important than the overall performance.
This was a sentiment echoed by Jonathan Allen based on comments via USA Today Sports. There was an obvious relief attached after the win, which took the pressure off somewhat and builds confidence as they prepared to embark on a trip to the Big Apple this weekend.
"I was glad I was able to be a part of that play and help my team come home with the win. We forced turnovers when they got down inside the red zone. I think it was a good (defensive) performance, I won’t say great when you give up 400 yards. But overall, we did what we had to do to get the win."- Jonathan Allen via USA Today Sports
That's the bottom line, really. Moral victories like the Commanders attained at the Philadelphia Eagles are all well and good, but the NFL is a results business when it's all said and done.