NFL Preseason Week 3 Game Recap: Washington Commanders 21, Cincinnati Bengals 19

2H1R1J7 Sunday, October 17, 2021; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Football Team cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) celebrates with linebacker Khaleke Hudson (47)

In their final preseason matchup before the regular season, the Washington Commanders defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 21-19. The win meant the Commanders went undefeated in the preseason at 3-0, while the Bengals dropped to 0-2-1.

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Offensive spotlight: The Washington Commanders may have named Sam Howell their starting quarterback for the regular season, but veteran backup Jacoby Brissett showed them that he’ll be able to deliver if they need to call on him.

Brissett finished the game 10-for-15 for 96 yards and a touchdown, earning a 70.0-plus passing grade on first review. Two of his passes were also dropped, which elevated his adjusted completion percentage to 85.7%.

Later in the game, former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm came in for Brissett and played well, finishing 13-for-18 with 144 passing yards and two passing touchdowns

Defensive spotlight: Commanders linebacker Khaleke Hudson was a standout from this game. He racked up two tackles for loss but also performed well in coverage, earning a high PFF coverage grade on first review. 

The play above was one of Hudson’s two solo stops in run defense on the night. 

Rookie spotlight: Andrei Iosivas, the rookie wide receiver out of Princeton, was second on the team in targets with six. His final stats for the night were three catches on six targets for 35 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Iosivas was wide open for that touchdown but had more difficult and impressive grabs throughout the game. He showed off really nice athleticism and some strength at the catch point, coming down with one contested catch.

Commanders rookie receiver Mitchell Tinsley also had a strong game, coming away with 89 receiving yards and a touchdown on three catches from four targets.

Box Score

Passing
Cincinnati Bengals
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Reid Sinnett 7.1 6 / 11 77 7.0 1 0 1 107.0
Jake Browning 5.7 6 / 6 42 7.0 1 0 0 135.4
Trevor Siemian 5.0 14 / 23 133 5.8 0 1 0 58.8
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Jake Fromm 13.8 13 / 18 144 8.0 2 0 2 132.6
Jacoby Brissett 7.8 10 / 15 96 6.4 1 0 1 106.5
Rushing
Cincinnati Bengals
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Jacob Saylors 6.1 9 27 3.0 0 6 0
Chase Brown 5.8 11 39 3.5 0 9 0
Trevor Siemian 5.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0
Calvin Tyler Jr. 2.6 4 16 4.0 0 8 0
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Derrick Gore 8.1 6 28 4.7 0 14 0
Chris Rodriguez Jr. 5.2 7 52 7.4 0 25 0
Jaret Patterson 5.1 8 51 6.4 0 19 0
Jonathan Williams 3.6 4 19 4.8 0 8 0
Receiving
Cincinnati Bengals
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Shedrick Jackson 14.6 6 3 56 9.3 18.7 1
Andrei Iosivas 12.5 6 3 35 5.8 11.7 1
Tanner Hudson 8.2 7 4 42 6.0 10.5 0
Malachi Carter 6.7 4 3 37 9.2 12.3 0
Charlie Jones 6.2 3 3 32 10.7 10.7 0
Jacob Saylors 6.1 2 2 14 7.0 7.0 0
Chase Brown 5.8 2 2 -1 -0.5 -0.5 0
Trent Taylor 5.6 4 3 26 6.5 8.7 0
Calvin Tyler Jr. 2.6 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Kwamie Lassiter II 1.6 3 1 6 2.0 6.0 0
Stanley Morgan 1.5 1 1 5 5.0 5.0 0
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Mitchell Tinsley 17.9 4 3 89 22.2 29.7 1
Brycen Tremayne 11.6 4 3 26 6.5 8.7 1
Brandon Dillon 10.3 2 2 23 11.5 11.5 1
Derrick Gore 8.1 3 3 23 7.7 7.7 0
Cole Turner 6.0 4 4 20 5.0 5.0 0
Jonathan Williams 3.6 1 1 7 7.0 7.0 0
Byron Pringle 2.0 3 1 10 3.3 10.0 0
Kyric McGowan 1.9 2 1 9 4.5 9.0 0
Dax Milne 1.8 3 1 8 2.7 8.0 0
Dyami Brown 1.7 2 1 7 3.5 7.0 0
Curtis Hodges 1.7 1 1 7 7.0 7.0 0
Alex Armah 1.6 1 1 6 6.0 6.0 0
Marcus Kemp 1.5 1 1 5 5.0 5.0 0
Kazmeir Allen 0.0 2 0 0 0.0 0.0 0

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