The Washington Commanders went on the road for the first time in the 2023 NFL season Sunday and picked up a massive 35-33 win over the Denver Broncos.
The Commanders trailed 21-3 in the second quarter before slowly mounting a comeback before halftime. Washington tied the game early in the third quarter and finally took the lead in the fourth quarter. The Commanders would never look back and are 2-0 for the first time since 2011.
After the game, Commanders’ minority partner, Magic Johnson, took to Twitter to express his excitement over Washington’s comeback win.
I just witnessed my @Commanders win a thriller today against Denver 35-33! QB Sam Howell threw 2 touchdowns and RB Brian Robinson Jr. ran for 2!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 17, 2023
Johnson was so excited he had another tweet.
It was good to get a road victory and feels great to be 2-0! Our defense had 7 sacks and stepped up when they needed to.
My Commanders should celebrate tonight because tomorrow, it’s time to get back to work and focus on the Bills next Sunday!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 18, 2023
It still seems strange to see a sports and business icon like Johnson refer to Washington as “my Commanders.”
Johnson wasn’t the only minority partner to react, as Mark Ein also chimed in on the win.
— Mark Ein (@Markein) September 17, 2023
The Commanders return home to FedEx Field for the next two games against one of the NFL’s best, the Buffalo Bills. It will be exciting to see if the home fans resembles the Week 1 crowd.