A look at the final score in Washington’s 20-16 Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, and most would believe it was a competitive game that came down to the wire. Heading into the game, it was considered by many to be a toss-up game.
While the game was competitive, Washington’s defense was historically bad, allowing the Chargers to convert on a ridiculous 14 of 19 third-down attempts. The 14 third-down conversions set a new Washington franchise record for futility.
Had Washington’s defense been able to get off the field at any point in the second half, the outcome of this game could have been much different.
So, whose stock is up after Week 1? And who has work to do?
Here is our weekly stock report for Washington.