As Brandon Johnson hauled within the tip-drill Hail Mary move from Russell Wilson, the complete District of Columbia and surrounding areas let loose a number of expletives, I’m certain.
“The Commanders are actually going to Commie this up, aren’t they,” some drunk particular person in Adams Morgan mentioned. After a comeback that confirmed energy on either side of the ball with Sam Howell correctly working the offense, Brian Robinson Jr. trying like one of many most-improved working backs in soccer, a defensive entrance that may disrupt a well-oiled offensive line, and not one of the bone-headed errors which have outlined Washington’s on-field NFL purgatory of this millennium, all of it practically went away as no Commanders’ defensive again managed to knock the ball to the turf and finish the sport.
In some way, Washington didn’t additional screw up its season from there and gained the sport. And the Commanders are 2-0 for the primary time since two names in the past, and extra particularly, 2011. That yr, Washington went to 3-1, had a Week 5 bye, then gained two video games the remainder of the season to complete 5-11. Then they traded as much as the second general decide of the following yr’s draft and chosen Robert Griffin III.
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History (hopefully) gained’t repeat itself as Washington already has a North Carolina quarterback main it. The outlook for this season is higher than solely 5 wins for the Commanders, even in one of the best division in soccer.
The Commanders wanted a fourth-quarter comeback at dwelling to defeat one of many worst groups within the league by 4 in Week 1. And so they have been dismantled by the first-half Broncos. The second-half Broncos are trash and Washington picked them aside. Now with the Payments coming to city in Week 3, will we lastly see the “actual” Washington? I’m not so certain. If the Commanders get blown out, everybody will say it’s extra of the identical crap within the nation’s capital. If Washington wins, everybody will assume it’s a fluke except it’s a radical demolishment. So the Commies actually don’t have anything to lose towards a staff considered one of many favorites to succeed in the Tremendous Bowl.
Nicely, apart from one sport.
Regardless of two wins, the outlook for the Commanders within the NFC East is third, at greatest, which is okay. Philadelphia is really one in all two groups ok to play within the Tremendous Bowl from the NFC this season, and Dallas’ protection is without doubt one of the greatest within the league and would be part of the 49ers and Eagles as potential Tremendous Bowl contenders if it didn’t have an enormous latest historical past of choking within the playoffs.
The Giants comeback win over Arizona doesn’t show something about their capacity, as taking up a sport towards one of many worst groups in soccer isn’t spectacular. Many of the remainder of the NFC is unproven too. The Lions and whoever comes out of the NFC South can even make the playoffs, that means there’s loads of wiggle room for the Commanders to go 9-8, or presumably 10-7 and nonetheless make the postseason.
Will this Washington staff set the world on hearth?
Nope, not even shut.
Is that this a Washington staff on the rise?
Sure, which is a bracing-for-impact-style reply.
There’s been loads of occasions the franchise has “turned a nook” solely to have fallen again into purgatory, specifically with Griffin because the staff’s future greater than a decade in the past. And with out Dan Snyder concerned within the group, perhaps this euphoria isn’t unwarranted.
And that’s the loopy half.
We’ve seen eight quarters and two wins from the Commanders. We’re not near determining what the staff is able to.