Howell Impresses Despite Washington’s Loss to 49ers

Howell Impresses Despite Washington’s Loss to 49ers

Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell was suspended after Jacoby Brissett was sidelined with a hamstring injury against the San Francisco 49ers.

It hasn’t been the best of times for Howell lately, and with Brissett on the bench this week and then the starter a few days later, it must have been a whirlwind of emotions for the young quarterback. Then we play San Francisco, a team that was beaten by the Baltimore Ravens last week, and Howell hit a perfect storm at FedEx Field. But he acquitted himself well, and head coach Ron Rivera was pleased with what Howell was able to do.

“I thought Sam had some really good moments,” Rivera said. “Early on, when things were in the balance, it was one of those things where the situation gave him an opportunity and he executed. I thought he made some good decisions, threw some pretty good balls and some pitches that he was hoping to get. back.

He did a lot of good things.” Howell had some good moments against the 49ers as the offense continued until the half when they were down 13-10 and well and truly in the game.

Howell led an 11-play, 79-yard drive that ended with a Terry McLaurin touchdown in the second quarter to pull the Commander within three points. But the Chiefs couldn’t get anything going in the second half as Howell threw back-to-back interceptions in the third quarter.

It really was a tale of two halves for Washington, and while Howell showed some good things on film, the 49ers were simply better for longer. It remains to be seen if Howell will start next week against the Dallas Cowboys, but he didn’t do anything wrong against the NFC leaders.

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