Standings

1st. Washington Football Team- 1-1 (1-0 DIV)

2nd. Dallas Cowboys- 1-1 (0-0 DIV)

3rd. New York Giants- 0-2 (0-0 DIV)

4th. Philadelphia Eagles- 0-2 (0-1 DIV)

 

Recap

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM @ Arizona Cardinals

Washington was not able to overcome a 20-0 halftime deficit and ultimately lost 30-15 for their first loss of the season. The Football Team was not able to replicate its dominant performance from last week, but did collect three sacks and force an interception. Arizona’s second year QB Kyler Murray threw for 286 yards and rushed for 67, adding one touchdown through the air and two on the ground. 

The Washington offense struggled to get much going until late in the game, finishing with 316 total yards on 5.3 yards per attempt. Dwayne Haskins threw for just 223 yards on 19 completions from 33 attempts and fumbled once. Arizona sacked Haskins 4 times and forced seven tackles for loss and two fumbles overall. 

Wide receiver Terry McLaurin had a good day however after a quiet Week 1. The second year receiver finished with 7 catches on 10 targets for 125 yards and a touchdown. 

Football Team Week 3 opponent- @Browns, 1:00 on Sunday

 

Atlanta Falcons @ DALLAS COWBOYS

The Falcons had a 29-10 lead shortly before the half. The Cowboys had fumbled the ball three times in the first quarter. Dallas looked well on their way to dropping to 0-2.

Then the Cowboys started their comeback. Dallas scores two unanswered touchdowns in the third, both Dak Prescott runs, to cut the lead to 29-24. Atlanta added ten more before the Cowboys again added two touchdowns on scoring drives of 75 and 91 yards. 

The biggest play of the game was an onside kick recovered by Dallas after the Falcons hands team apparently didn’t know that they were allowed to touch the ball and Dallas wasn’t and just watched it roll. The Cowboys were then able to get into field goal range for Greg Zurlein to win it with a final score of 40-39. 

Dallas racked up 570 yards of total offense in the contest. Dak Prescott finished 34-47 with 400 yards and one passing touchdown while adding two more on the ground. Rookie first round pick CeeDee Lamb caught 6 of 9 targets for 106 yards to lead the receivers. 

Cowboys Week 3 opponent- @Seattle, 4:25 on Sunday

 

NEW YORK GIANTS @ Chicago Bears

The Giants trailed this game 17-0 before rallying to make it a game in the second half. They were able to score 13 unanswered but were not able to make the comeback and fell 17-13. Quarterback Daniel Jones struggled again, finishing 25-40 for 241 yards with an interception and a fumble. 

The New York defense was able to pick off Mitchell Trubisky twice in the losing effort, but Chicago’s 135 yards rushing in over 34 minutes of possession allowed the Bears to hold onto the lead in addition to their defense forcing two turnovers and four sacks. 

The biggest news out of this game however was the injury suffered by Saquon Barkley. If early reports of an ACL injury are true, Barkley is likely done for the season. 

Giants Week 3 opponent- 49ers at home, 1:00 on Sunday 

 

Los Angeles Rams @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 

Carson Wentz struggled again and the Eagles defense failed to stop the Rams offense resulting in a 37-19 loss. Rams QB Jared Goff finished 20-27 after starting 13-13 and finished with 267 yards and three touchdowns, all thrown to tight end Tyler Higbee. The Rams offense as a whole gained 449 yards on 6.7 yards per play. 

Wentz again struggled to not be a hindrance to his team, despite much better offensive line play. The Eagles quarterback threw two interceptions, the first of which was a huge turning point in the game. Philadelphia had cut the lead to 21-16 at the half. They were driving after forcing a Rams three and out to start the third quarter. But Wentz forced a ball to a double covered J.J. Arcega-Whiteside that resulted in a pick, killing a 12 play, 65 yard drive. 

The fifth year quarterback finished 26-43 with two interceptions and a rushing touchdown. Wentz now has 2 passing touchdowns to 4 interceptions on the young season. Running back Miles Sanders had a nice day in his season debut despite fumbling on the team’s first drive. Sanders finished with 95 yards on 20 rushes and a touchdown. 

Eagles Week 3 opponent- Bengals at home, 1:00 on Sunday