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Commanders Pressers: Ron Rivera and Sam Howell talk about today’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles

Ron Rivera and Sam Howell talk to the media after today’s loss to the Eagles

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Ron Rivera was asked about today’s 38-31 loss to the Eagles which drops them to 3-5 for the season. Washington made some changes to the offensive line due to Saahdiq Charles’ injury and poor play. Chris Paul replaced Charles, and Tyler Larsen replaced Nick Gates, and Washington only gave up 1 sack. a critical one on a 4th down play in the 4th quarter.

Rivera was questioned about two plays that were incomplete passes. DeVonta Smith caught a pass on 4th down that the entire Commanders sideline thought was incomplete. Rivera claims he didn’t see the play and nobody told him it was incomplete before the Eagles hurried up and ran a play. The Eagles scored on that drive, and this was a killer mistake from Washington.

He was also asked about Jahan Dotson’s incompletion that a lot of people think the refs messed up. Head ref Carl Cheffers mic was not working and it originally looked like Washington got the 1st down, but the game was stopped during the confusion due to an injury to Eagles CB Darius Slay. This play wasn’t under two minutes, so New York shouldn’t have called to change the play, but Rivera claims that’s what happened. The refs then said it was ruled incomplete, and Rivera challenged it and lost. Washington turned the ball over on downs the next play(Reddick sack).

Ron Rivera

(Rivera starts speaking at 14:24)

Jahan Dotson incomplete catch challenge:

Trade deadline:

Not challenging DeVonta Smith’s 4th down catch:


Sam Howell

(Howell starts speaking at 48:06)

Today’s performance:

Keeping the Eagles’ defense off-balance:

Let the game slip away:

Eric Bieniemy:

Terry McLaurin’s drops:

Terry McLaurin

Jahan Dotson

Antonio Gibson

Kendall Fuller

Benjamin St-Juste

Montez Sweat

Trade deadline:

Chase Young

Jonathan Allen

Daron Payne