The Washington Commanders never stop coming up with painful and depressing ways to lose. Kicker Jason Myers’ 43-yard field goal with one second remaining on Sunday gave the Seattle Seahawks a 29-26 victory over the Commanders, condemning Washington to its sixth loss of the year.
In Sunday’s game, the Commanders led the whole first half, but the score was knotted at halftime, 9 to 9. The offenses of both teams appeared to wake up in the second half, as Washington scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter on two passes from Sam Howell.
However, Howell gave Seattle’s offensive too much time. With just a field goal to make, Geno Smith had two timeouts and 53 seconds remaining. Myers’ game-winning touchdown was made possible by two passes totaling 44 yards to DK Metcalf, which set up the Seahawks.
Howell got things going big-time with a touchdown pass to running back Brian Robinson Jr. that had the look of one from Patrick Mahomes. Howell once more reserved his finest play for last in the second and third quarters, despite Washington’s offense occasionally struggling.
Howell led Washington on their second touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, tying the game at 19, with the Commanders losing 19–12. Though the Seahawks answered with a touchdown, Howell showed no signs of weakness. Howell led the Commanders on another touchdown drive with less than two minutes left, and he tied the score at 26 with a stunning 35-yard pass to Dyami Brown.
Along with flaunting his legs, Howell made a terrific scramble for a first down. Sadly, this would set him up for his biggest error—a fumble in the third quarter.
Howell put up another 300-yard performance, his third in a row, all against solid defensive teams. Its man is in Washington.