Despite ongoing controversies and upsets, the Washington Commanders managed to pull off a victory in their first game of the 2022 NFL season, winning 28 to 22 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This comes against the backdrop of an ongoing investigation into sexual misconduct by Dan Snyder as well as a recent shooting that left rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. injured and benched for the past two weeks.
Nevertheless, the Commander’s surprisingly dominant offensive proved that the team has plenty of fire beneath its wings and is ready to storm into the 2022 season. Before the Commanders play again this weekend, Stephen Troese Jr. looks back on recent highlights and discuss how the team is shaping up.
Brian Robinson Jr. Returns to Practice
After being sidelined for the past two weeks following an attempted carjacking and shooting that left him injured, Brian Robinson Jr. has finally returned to practice. The young running back is expected to make a full recovery and should be back on the field soon. This is good news for the Commanders, who will be looking to him to provide a spark on offense.
Robinson is a rookie, but he showed plenty of promise in the pre-season. He’s a powerful runner with good speed and agility and he should be able to provide a much-needed boost to the Commander’s running game, which has been struggling as of late.
In addition to Robinson, the Commanders will also be getting back guard/center Wes Schweitzer, who injured his hamstring last week during their game against the Jaguars. Schweitzer’s return will help to provide added support and give the team a boost against the Detroit Lions in their upcoming game on Sunday.
The NFL Continues to Investigate Commander’s Owner Dan Snyder
As the Washington Commanders continue to prepare for their second game of the season, the team’s owner Dan Snyder finds himself at the center of an ongoing investigation of misconduct. Snyder has been accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by several women who have worked for him in the past.
Snyder has denied all of the allegations against him, but the NFL has launched an investigation into the matter. The investigation is ongoing, but it remains to be seen what, if any, punishment Snyder will face. For now, Snyder remains the owner of the Washington Commanders and the team is continuing to prepare for the upcoming season, regardless of potential drama.
The Commanders Will Go Up Against the Lions
After their win against the Jaguars, the Washington Commanders will face the Detroit Lions in their second game of the season. The Lions are coming off of a disappointing 2020 season in which they went 3-13-1. However, after completing his first year with the team, head coach Dan Campbell hopes to turn things around.
The Lions will be a tough test for the Commanders but if they can continue to play the way they did against the Jaguars, they should be able to come out with a win. The game will take place on September 18 at 1:00 pm EST.
The Washington Commanders are off to a good start, but they have a long way to go. Despite the team’s many distractions, if the team can continue to play as well as they did against the Jaguars, they should be able to overcome any obstacles in their way.