5 Commanders who stood out in the win over the Texans

The Washington Commanders controlled the Houston Texans 23-10 Sunday to enhance to 6-5 on the season.

The Commanders held the Texans to simply 5 overall backyards in the very first half. They sacked Houston quarterback Davis Mills 5 times, struck him 9 times and obstructed him two times. Houston would end the day with just 148 overall backyards, and novice running back Dameon Pierce, who entered the video game amongst the NFL’s leading rushes, completed with 8 backyards on 10 brings.

Quarterback Taylor Heinicke handled the video game efficiently; he wasn’t asked to do excessive. The Commanders leaned on their defense and running video game to leave Houston with a win. Washington’s training personnel warned the group about this being a trap video game and the gamers reacted appropriately.

We do our finest to call 5 gamers who stood apart the most in Sunday’s win.

RB Antonio Gibson

Washington Commanders running back Antonio Gibson (24) runs with the ball as Houston Texans linebacker Christian Kirksey (58) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-U.S.A. TODAY Sports.

Antonio Gibson carried on 18 times for 72 backyards and likewise captured 3 passes for 31 backyards. He kept up power and speed. Gibson, a previous college receiver, continues to enhance as a running back. The Commanders lean greatly on Gibson weekly, and in some cases he brings the huge play, however he is typically producing the hard backyards. Gibson rounds the corner, drops his shoulder and rakes through the protector. He keeps improving.

TE Logan Thomas

Washington Commanders tight end Logan Thomas (82) makes a reception throughout the 2nd quarter versus the Houston Texans. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-U.S.A. TODAY Sports

The most favorable element from an offending viewpoint of Sunday’s video game was the re-emergence of tight end Logan Thomas. Thomas has actually had a difficult year. He tore his ACL last December however was healthy sufficient to be triggered in training school. However, he likewise fought a calf injury and has actually never ever looked rather best. That altered Sunday. Thomas was getting open and moving well after the catch. The Commanders have actually missed out on Thomas’ offending production, so if this signifies things to come, that is great news for Heinicke and offending planner Scott Turner.

DT Jonathan Allen

Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce (31) is taken on for a loss by Washington Commanders protective take on Jonathan Allen (93). Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-U.S.A. TODAY Sports

How do you even choose one person from Washington’s protective line? It all starts with protective take on Jonathan Allen — he sets the tone. Allen had 3 takes on, consisting of 3 for loss, 2 sacks and 4 quarterback hits. Check out this play of Allen manhandling a first-round choice.

He does this weekly. All-Pros, first-round choices, Pro Bowlers, it doesn’t matter. Allen controls them.

DE Montez Sweat

Montez Sweat #90 of the Washington Commanders responds after sacking Davis Mills #10. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Washington protective planner Jack Del Rio constantly stated the sacks will come for Montez Sweat. After Sunday, Sweat depends on 6 sacks. He had 2 more sacks versus the Texans and sought Mills all the time. Del Rio has actually discussed how Sweat is playing the run from the edge at an elite level. He’s right. He is likewise having a breakout year as a pass rush. Sweat has actually come close on numerous more sacks. The pressure exists.


Darrick Forrest #22 of the Washington Commanders commemorates an interception in the 4th quarter of a video game versus the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Much like the protective line, how do you choose one gamer? Well, we’re not here. Kendall Fuller had the pick-six, however he was excellent the remainder of the video game. Cornerback Benjamin St-Juste remarkably safeguarded Brandin Cooks on a deep ball that he deflected. On that exact same play, security Darrick Forrest came flying onto the scene and made an amazing diving interception. Safety Kam Curl led the Commanders with 7 takes on. What a day for this group.

Story initially appeared on Commanders Wire

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