It wasn’t a good day for the Washington Commanders offense in Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Despite the fact that Minnesota entered the game as the NFL’s No. 28 pass defense, Washington and quarterback Taylor Heinicke could muster only 126 net passing yards.
Yet, at one point, it looked like the Commanders were about to go up 24-7 early in the fourth quarter.
Fortunately for Minnesota, Washington cornerback Benjamin St-Juste’s interception return for a touchdown was overturned as officials called him for pass interference and the game completely changed in favor of the Vikings.
After Heinicke’s touchdown pass to Dax Milne early in the fourth quarter, he threw a back-breaking interception on the next drive, and Minnesota’s offense kept Heinicke and Washington’s offense off the field.
As you might expect, Pro Football Focus wasn’t too kind to Washington’s offense. Here are the top 10 offensive grades from Sunday’s game.
10. RB Antonio Gibson
Antonio Gibson #24 of the Washington Commanders carries the ball whilst Jordan Hicks #58 of the Minnesota Vikings. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
PFF grade: 57.3
9. FB Alex Armah
Alex Armah #38 of the Washington Football Team. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
PFF grade: 60.0
8. WR Cam Sims
Washington Commanders wide receiver Cam Sims (89) and Commanders safety Jeremy Reaves (39). Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
PFF grade: 60.6
7. LG Andrew Norwell
Washington Commanders guard Andrew Norwell (68). Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
PFF grade: 62.5
6. RB Brian Robinson Jr.
Brian Robinson Jr. #8 of the Washington Commanders. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
PFF grade: 65.4
5. WR Terry McLaurin
Terry McLaurin #17 of the Washington Commanders. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
PFF grade: 67.6
4. RG Trai Turner
Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (11) prepares to pass the ball under pressure form Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (91) as Commanders guard Trai Turner (53) . Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
PFF grade: 71.6
3. TE Armani Rogers
Armani Rogers #88 of the Washington Commanders. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
PFF grade: 72.5
2. WR Dax Milne
Washington Commanders wide receiver Dax Milne (15) scores a touchdown as Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith (22) and cornerback Patrick Peterson (7). Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
PFF grade: 73.6
1. WR Curtis Samuel
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) makes a touchdown reception between Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith (22) and safety Camryn Bynum (24) and cornerback Patrick Peterson (7) during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
PFF grade: 82.6