It was a rough start for the Washington Football Team’s offense in the first half of their Week 1 showdown with the Los Angeles Chargers. Washington had just 13 passing yards at the nine-minute mark of the second quarter when starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick departed the game with a hip injury.
Taylor Heinicke entered the game in relief of Fitzpatrick and, on his second drive, found Logan Thomas twice to set up a 48-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins to cut the Chargers’ lead to 13-9 at halftime.
The two receptions by Thomas just before the half were his first two targets of the game.
On Washington’s first drive in the second half, Heinicke went to work, finding terry McLaurin three times to get Washington into the red zone.
Then, Heinicke would find Thomas from 11 yards out for Washington’s first touchdown of the 2021 season.
Heinicke to Logan Thomas gives #WashingtonFootball the lead!
— NFL (@NFL) September 12, 2021
It was a beautiful pitch and catch executed by Heinicke and Thomas to give Washington a 16-13 lead.