5 takeaways from Washington’s 33-22 loss to the Saints in Week 5

By Bryan Manning

The 2021 Washington Football Team manages to reach a new low each week. In Sunday’s 33-22 loss to the New Orleans Saints, it was a game plagued with Washington mistakes on both sides of the ball.

Washington’s beleaguered secondary was beaten deep on two touchdowns, one of which was a hail mary at the end of the first half when Washington’s defenders didn’t even attempt to make a play on the football.

Yes, it was ugly.

On offense, quarterback Taylor Heinicke looked very much like a career journeyman filling in for the injured starter. Heinicke completed 20 of 41 passes with two interceptions.

The loss drops Washington to 2-3 on the season, with the Kansas City Chiefs on deck in Week 6.

Here are five takeaways from Washington’s Week 5 loss to the Saints:


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