This doesn’t even look like the same team that took the Philadelphia Eagles to the woodshed.
There were some good and bad signs for fans of the Washington Football Team in Week 4. First, the good news. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins didn’t throw an interception or turn the football over. The bad news is they still lost. At the midpoint of the week leading up to Week 5’s game, news broke that he was benched and Kyle Allen would get another chance to show the NFL world what he has.
Washington has been very inconsistent in 2020. One week, their front four wreaks havoc at the line of scrimmage while their skill players barely make any noise. The next, their wide receivers step up and shine despite inefficient quarterback play.
No, Haskins didn’t throw an interception, but he also failed to throw a touchdown. He produced a lot of yards and ran for a score, but the offense couldn’t finish most of their drives. Running back Antonio Gibson couldn’t jumpstart their running game and finished the contest with 13 carries for 46 yards. To his credit, he did find his way into the end zone.
Washington’s defensive line recorded just one sack. They likely missed rookie defensive end Chase Young, but that doesn’ explain the lack of quarterback takedowns by the rest of the team’s talented front seven. Cornerback Kyle Fuller came down with two interceptions, so it’s obvious that this team has talent in some areas, but Washington is as puzzling and inconsistent as they come and may remain that way for the rest of the season.