It was the homecoming of all homecomings for Indianapolis native Terry McLaurin, who capped off a 100-yard day with a magical 33-yard contested catch to set his team up for the game-winning score.
Offensive spotlight: It seems as though this day was always going to belong to Commanders receiver Terry McLaurin, who caught seven of his eight targets for 113 yards and three first downs. He caught his only contested target — which all but sealed the win for his team — and three of his catches went for 15 or more yards.
Terry McLaurin. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/qfSl3hKe6h
— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) October 30, 2022
Defensive spotlight: Washington DI Jonathan Allen was a handful against the run, as he recorded four solo tackles — all defensive stops — across 20 snaps. While PFF's first-run analysis didn't credit him with a pressure, he did notch three pass-rush wins.
Rookie spotlight: Colts receiver Alec Pierce led his team in receiving yards, with 65. He caught all three of his catchable targets, moved the chains twice and averaged 21.7 yards per reception on the day.
Offensive line spotlight: This Colts offensive line has not played up to expectations this year, but this game was at least a step in the right direction. According to PFF's first review of the game film, they gave up just two sacks and two hurries from 28 snaps.
|Taylor Heinicke||23.1||23 / 31||279||9.0||1||1||2||98.7|
|Sam Ehlinger||8.5||17 / 23||201||8.7||0||0||2||100.1|
|Michael Pittman Jr.||12.3||9||7||53||5.9||0||16|