Washington’s first drive of the 2nd half was starting to look like their first drive of the game. A short Brian Robinson run was followed by another huge pitch and catch to BRob that he took down the sideline. This one didn’t end with a score, but it was a big, 48-yard gain. Washington’s offense sputtered, but they were able to get into field goal ranger, and took the lead with a Joey Slye 47-yard field goal.
The Seattle Seahawks scored on their next drive. Geno Smith threw a short pass over the middle to RB Kenneth Walker and he took it 64 yards for the touchdown. This gave Seattle a 16-12 lead, and Washington got the ball back to try to retake the lead. Sam Howell was trying to extend the play after getting the first down when rookie CB Devon Witherspoon stripped the ball and the Seahawks recovered. The Commanders were able to prevent that turnover from turning into points, but their offense was stopped again. The Seahawks extended their lead with another field goal.
The Washington Commanders were down 19-12 in the fourth quarter and needed a score to stay in the game. Brian Robinson started the drive with two bruising runs for first downs. Antonio Gibson joined the party, but was only able to get 7 yards on two carries. Logan Thomas got the first down, and Brian Robinson came through with a huge 16-yard catch. Sam Howell found Antonio Gibson on the next play, and he was easily able to take it into the end zone for a 19-yard touchdown. Washington tied the game 19-19.
The Washington Commanders were down 26-19 in the fourth quarter and needed a score to stay in the game. Sam Howell was getting everyone involved on this drive, including a few receivers who dropped their first targets. Terry McLaurin and Logan Thomas came up big on this drive, and helped Washington move the ball down the field. It was 3rd and 10 at Seattle’s 35, and Sam Howell found Dyami Brown open at the 17 yard line. Brown worked his way through the Seahawks’ defense to get into the end zone for his first touchdown of the season. Washington tied the game 26-26.
The Seahawks got the ball back at their 25 yard line with 52 seconds left in the game. Seattle started with a few short passes to rookie RB Zach Charbonnet, but D.K. Metcalf was the star of the final drive, hauling in two big catches that put them in field goal range. Jason Meyers kicked the 43-yard field goal to end the game.
Jonathan Allen sack:
Allen with the sack on 3rd down. Commanders pressure showing up after slow start— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 12, 2023
Sam Howell —-> Brian Robinson for 48 yards:
Yet again, Sam Howell scrambles left to avoid pressure and finds Brian Robinson, who takes a short pass 48 yards.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) November 12, 2023
Alex Armah injury:
Injury update: FB Alex Armah (hamstring) is questionable to return— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) November 12, 2023
Joey Slye 47-yard FG:
Commanders retake the lead after an explosive play by B-Rob to get in field goal range. A 47-yard attempt puts them up 12-9— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWC) November 12, 2023
Washington has had success with its Cinco package today. 12 snaps; 3.0 yards per play.— John Keim (@john_keim) November 12, 2023
Camaron Cheeseman’s snaps are an issue:
Kenneth Walker TD:
A lot went wrong on this 64-yard TD. A couple guys out of position. Butler missed a textbook tackle opp in the open field. pic.twitter.com/3aXaxr0Ndi— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) November 12, 2023
Brian Robinson run:
Finally a positive run for the Commanders. Robinson picks up five on first down. #HTTC— Commanders Wire (@Washington_Wire) November 12, 2023
Sam Howell fumble:
Costly turnover for the Commanders on a Sam Howell fumble. I will continue to ask for more designed Howell runs.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) November 12, 2023
Look at this play. He is so capable of adding a huge element to this offense. pic.twitter.com/wdN6cLGDyX
3rd down stop:
Commanders pass rush starting to be major difference maker in this thing. Forced another punt.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 12, 2023
3rd and short and a simple QB sneak? And you thought it could never happen— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 12, 2023
Consecutive first downs. Ball is moving a bit. Would love to see a downfield shot at some point— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 12, 2023
Nice move and great concentration from Dyami Brown.— Riggo's Rag (@RiggosRag) November 12, 2023
Sam Howell sack:
Sam Howell sacked for the 3rd time today.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) November 12, 2023
Rare dropback game look from EB, trying to take a shot down field. Pressure came right up the middle. Not sure if Howell had anybody but if he did you probably have to take your shot there. Eyes came down to rush. Interior got beat.
Jamin Davis tackle:
Jamin Davis has been credited with six tackles overall per NFLGSIS, but just in this half - he has two big run stops.— Chris Russell AKA the ! (@Russellmania621) November 12, 2023
I know the last one was but I believe the first one was for a small loss/no gain. #Commanders
4th down conversion:
Seahawks convert 4th & 1.— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoTWW) November 12, 2023
You wouldn't know it from the results, but this Commanders team has spent 5 first round picks on defensive line players in the last 6 years.
Traded two of them away, of course. But still.
This is meant to be the strength of the roster. And it's not. pic.twitter.com/I9drY7hxei
Commanders hold the Seahawks to a field goal again. This time it's a 45-yard attempt. Seahawks now lead 19-12— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWC) November 12, 2023
Brian Robinson has several career highs already:— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) November 13, 2023
*156 yards from scrimmage (prior best was 129 in the Week 2 win over the Broncos.
* 119 Receiving yards
* 6 receptions
Also, scored a touchdown. Still has 8 minutes remaining.
Sam Howell —-> Logan Thomas:
Big conversion, Howell finds Thomas for the first. Good play, read from Sam— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 13, 2023
Sam Howell —-> Antonio Gibson TD:
Seahawks false start:
Call by the ref: "False start, offense, everybody but the center."— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) November 13, 2023
Benjamin St-Juste late penalty:
Benjamin St-Juste flagged for DPI on this 4th and 5 throw, but;— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoTWW) November 13, 2023
a) was this throw "catchable?"
b) was there illegal contact here?
What do you think? pic.twitter.com/KVw7scS7wb
Man that flag came out laaaaaaaaate— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 13, 2023
Penalty on the next play:
BSJ facemask penalty:
St-Juste tagged with a justifiable PI call on 4th and 5 (right hand over Metcalf's shoulder) and then defense flagged for 12 men on the next play.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) November 13, 2023
Soon after a face mask penalty on BSJ. Seattle at the 4.
Jamin Davis has been everywhere today— Scott Abraham (@Scott7news) November 13, 2023
Tyler Lockett TD:
Touchdown Seattle. The Seahawks take the lead with a catch by Lockett in the end zone. The score: SEA 26, WAS 19— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWC) November 13, 2023
Followed up by a timeout after letting clock run down after the next snap. Egregious clock management. https://t.co/qao5Z4wqvt— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) November 13, 2023
Refs are blind:
Terry McLaurin slant:
Dyami Brown TD:
Didn’t go for two:
GO FOR TWO. OH MY GOD. GO FOR TWO.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) November 13, 2023
On the road. Underdogs. 52 seconds left.
You can not be serious.