The Washington Commanders were eliminated from playoff contention after Sunday’s 24-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns. For Washington fans, it’s just another day — or year — at the office.
Why did the Commanders miss the playoffs?
Washington last won a game on November 27 to improve to 7-5, and a playoff berth seemed certain. However, over the last four games, with a late bye week in Week 14, the Commanders went 0-3-1.
An impotent offense has been the biggest culprit, leading head coach Ron Rivera to start Carson Wentz at quarterback against the Browns, and it couldn’t have gone any worse. Wentz threw three interceptions, including two in his first six attempts, and passed for only 143 yards in the loss.
Needless to say, Wentz was Pro Football Focus‘ lowest-graded offensive player for Washington.
Who was the highest-graded Commander on offense? Here are PFF’s top 10 offensive grades for Washington from Week 17.
10. WR Jahan Dotson
Washington Commanders wide receiver Jahan Dotson (1) catches a pass in front of Cleveland Browns cornerback Martin Emerson Jr. (23). Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
9. RB Jonathan Williams
Carson Wentz #11 of the Washington Commanders hands off the ball to teammate Jonathan Williams. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
8. RT Sam Cosmi
Sam Cosmi (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
6. LG Andrew Norwell
Washington Commanders guard Andrew Norwell (68). Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
6. WR Terry McLaurin
Terry McLaurin #17 of the Washington Commanders runs the ball during the second half against the Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
4. TE Logan Thomas
Washington Commanders tight end Logan Thomas (82). Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
4. RB Brian Robinson Jr.
Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. (8) carries the ball against the Cleveland Browns during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
3. RT Cornelius Lucas
Washington Commanders offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas (78). (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
2. TE John Bates
Washington Football Team tight end John Bates (87). Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
1. WR Cam Sims
Washington Commanders wide receiver Cam Sims (UFA). Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports