It was not fairly however to the long-suffering followers, it was a win and maybe a forecast of issues to come back because the Washington Commanders (1-0) opened the long-awaited NFL season Sunday with a 20-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals in entrance of a sold-out crowd at FedEx Area in Landover, Maryland.
It’s a new period beneath new possession. Fueled by the brand new staff possession, which has developed a robust relationship with the fan base, the Commanders opened with the sport’s first rating.
After a rocky begin in opposition to the stout Commanders protection, which compelled three first-half Washington turnovers, the guests started to get issues going with two subject objectives to get to 7-6. The Cardinals later scored their first TD of the season sandwiched round a Washington subject objective to make the rating 13-10 Cardinals on the half.
Arizona added a subject objective to take a 16-10 benefit on the finish of three quarters. With the protection taking part in lights out, Washington outscored the guests, 10-0 within the fourth quarter with the deciding landing, a six-yard run by quarterback Sam Howell. The second-year professional accomplished 19 of 31 passes and a TD move to second-year working again Bernard Robinson.
The Commanders protection confirmed why they’re ranked among the many greatest within the NFL by stepping up huge on a day when the offense didn’t play notably effectively.
Washington takes on the Denver Broncos in an away recreation subsequent on Sunday, Sept. 17.