Washington’s slow start can’t be overcome in Week 2 setback


GLENDALE, ARIZONA – SEPTEMBER 20: Dwayne Haskins Jr #7 of the Washington Football Team has the ball knocked out of his hand by Jordan Phillips #97 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter at State Farm Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. The fumble was recovered by Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones #55. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Washington Football Team’s offense spent much of Sunday afternoon trying to find a way to consistently move the ball against Arizona’s defense.

By the time it showed improvement, it was much too late. Washington fell into a 27-3 hole by early in the fourth quarter and lost 30-15 to the Cardinals in Week 2.

Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins had decent stats, completing 19 of 33 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown. But he also had a costly fumble when it looked like Washington had a good chance to score. Coach Ron Rivera said Haskins missed early opportunities to make big plays.

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