The Washington Football Team played their most impressive game of the season on Sunday, coming away with a 29-19 win over the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It was a complete performance from all three of Washington’s units. It took a nearly perfect game from Washington to defeat the Bucs — and that’s precisely what happened.
Unfortunately for Washington, it was hit by injuries in the loss. Defensive end Chase Young left in the second quarter with a knee injury. The initial fear is that it’s a season-ending ACL injury. Tight end Ricky Seals-Jones was also lost for the game with an injury.
Despite those injuries, Washington still managed to take down Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. It is difficult to name only a few players who led Washington to a win this week, but we’ll take our best shot.
Here are the studs — no duds this week — from Washington’s Week 10 upset of the Buccaneers.
Stud: QB Taylor Heinicke
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke celebrates a touchdown by running back Antonio Gibson during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
Taylor Heinicke outplayed Tom Brady in Sunday’s win. Yes, you read that correctly. Heinicke took care of the football, and among his six incompletions, two were drops. Heinicke did have some luck on his worst throw, as it went through the hands of a Tampa Bay defender into the waiting arms of wide receiver DeAndre Carter.
One play from Heinicke I liked was a throwaway. He was pressured, rolled to his right, and instead of forcing the ball, he simply threw it away. That’s growth. Heinicke completed 26 of 32 passes for 256 yards and a touchdown and managed the offense perfectly.
Stud: RB Antonio Gibson