By Ben Sullivan
The Commanders beat the Broncos in Denver 35-34, and here’s how NFL.com described it:
If ever there were a game with a true tale of two halves, it was this one.
Sam Howell and the Commanders gained 90 yards on their first 20 plays and had just three points to show for it. Things started to turn late in the first half, when Howell led the Commanders on a nine-play, 49-yard drive ending in a touchdown pass to Logan Thomas on fourth-and-goal.
From there, Howell took off, lighting up the scoreboard with three touchdown drives in the second half, including the best pass of his young career, a 30-yard scoring strike to Terry McLaurin.
Howell commanded (no pun intended) the offense throughout the game, showing poise, confidence and decisiveness on every dropback. He extended plays and picked up yards with his feet when necessary.
He stood tall in the pocket and delivered bullets to 10 different targets, finishing with an impressive passing line (27 of 39, 299 yards, two touchdowns).
I see what Ron Rivera saw in him entering 2023.
I’m officially sold after another performance in which Howell battled and came out on top.