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NFL Week 1 Game Recap: Washington Commanders 28, Jacksonville Jaguars 22

Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders wide receiver Jahan Dotson (1) warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Commanders rallied after going down by eight in the fourth quarter, downing the Jacksonville Jaguars, 28-22, in Week 1 thanks to a late touchdown pass to rookie Jahan Dotson.

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Offensive spotlight: Christian Kirk shined in his Jaguars debut as Trevor Lawrence‘s top receiver, tallying six catches on nine targets for 117 yards. Fifty of those yards came after contact, and he also forced a missed tackle.

Defensive spotlight: Jonathan Allen, Montez Sweat and Daron Payne wreaked havoc on the Jaguars' offensive line to combine for 15 pressures, including three sacks.

Rookie spotlight: Washington receiver Jahan Dotson caught two touchdowns on five targets. Two of his three catches were in contested situations.

Offensive line spotlight: Both offensive lines struggled in pass protection. Jaguars guard Ben Bartch surrendered a game-high five pressures, and two Washington linemen (Trai Turner, Wes Schweitzer) earned sub-40.0 pass-blocking grades on first review.

Betting Summary

Betting Odds Closing Result
Spread WAS -3 WAS Covers
O/U 44 Over

Box Score

Passing
Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Trevor Lawrence 14.4 24 / 42 275 6.5 1 1
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Carson Wentz 32.62 27 / 41 313 7.6 4 2
Rushing
Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
James Robinson 19.9 11 66 6 1 22
Trevor Lawrence 14.4 2 4 2 0 6
Travis Etienne Jr. 8.5 4 47 11.8 0 27
Jamal Agnew 2.2 1 6 6 0 6
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Carson Wentz 32.62 6 11 1.8 0 8
Curtis Samuel 20.2 4 17 4.2 0 11
Antonio Gibson 20 14 58 4.1 0 13
Jahan Dotson 18 1 -10 -10 0 -10
J.D. McKissic 7.8 3 8 2.7 0 5
Receiving
Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Christian Kirk 20.7 12 6 117 9.8 0
James Robinson 19.9 2 1 3 1.5 1
Zay Jones 12.5 9 6 65 7.2 0
Travis Etienne Jr. 8.5 4 2 18 4.5 0
Marvin Jones Jr. 7.8 6 4 38 6.3 0
Evan Engram 6.8 4 4 28 7 0
Jamal Agnew 2.2 1 1 6 6 0
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Curtis Samuel 20.2 11 8 55 5 1
Antonio Gibson 20 8 7 72 9 0
Jahan Dotson 18 5 3 40 8 2
Terry McLaurin 13.8 4 2 58 14.5 1
J.D. McKissic 7.8 3 3 20 6.7 0
Logan Thomas P 7.5 6 3 45 7.5 0
Armani Rogers 3.3 1 1 23 23 0
Cam Sims 0 1 0 0 0 0
Dax Milne 0 1 0 0 0 0
John Bates 0 1 0 0 0 0

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