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