Trailing 21-3 at one time, it took a total team effort for the Commanders to come back and win. Washington’s offense and defense struggled in the first quarter until midway through the second quarter. However, a turnover forced by Commanders linebacker Jamin Davis completely flipped the momentum.
The big news ahead of Sunday’s game was the return of defensive end Chase Young. Many expected Young to be on a pitch count, but that wasn’t the case.
How much did Young play?
Below is a breakdown of the Commanders’ snap counts from Week 2.
If right guard Sam Cosmi hadn’t left the field for one play, Washington’s five offensive linemen would’ve participated in every offensive snap. It was similar to last week when Cosmi went out but came back in. Rookie Ricky Stromberg filled in for Cosmi.
Jahan Dotson led the wide receivers with 62 snaps, followed by Terry McLaurin (54) and Curtis Samuel (45). Dyami Brown played 23 snaps, while Byron Pringle (13) and Mitchell Tinsley (3) each had some action.
At running back, Brian Robinson Jr. (38) edged Antonio Gibson (35), who both played well.