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NFL Week 2 Preview: Washington Commanders (1-0) at Denver Broncos (0-1)

STADIUM: Empower Field at Mile High
REFEREE: Brad Rogers

DATE: Sunday, September 17, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:25 PM ET
CBS: Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta, Aditi Kinkhabwala
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) WAS: 83 or 382 DEN: 104 or 227

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: DEN lead series, 8-6 (Home team won past 5)
POSTSEASON: WAS leads series, 1-0

THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 10/31/21: WAS 10 at DEN 17
POSTSEASON: 1/31/88 SB XXII: WAS 42 at DEN 10

HEAD COACHES NOTES:

Ron Rivera vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-4 Reg. Season: 99-90-2 (.524) Postseason: 3-5 (.375)

Sean Payton vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 4-3 Reg. Season: 152-90 (.628) Postseason: 9-8 (.529)

WASHINGTON COMMANDERS NOTES:

  • QB SAM HOWELL passed for 202 yards & had 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) in his 2nd-career start in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row with both TD pass & rush TD.
  • RB BRIAN ROBINSON totaled 66 yards (59 rush, 7 rec.) & rec. TD last week. Has 55+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his 6 career road games. Aims for his 9th in row overall & 5th in row on road with 50+ rush yards.
  • WR TERRY MCLAURIN has 75+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 road games & aims for his 3rd in row on road with 75+ rec. yards & rec. TD.
  • WR JAHAN DOTSON aims for his 3rd in row on road with rec. TD.
  • WR CURTIS SAMUEL led the team with 5 catches for 54 rec. yards last week. Totaled 7 catches & 90 scrimmage yards (68 rec., 22 rush) in his last game vs. Den. (12/13/20 w/ Car.). Has TD in 2 of his past 3 on road.
  • DE MONTEZ SWEAT had 1.5 sacks, 2 TFL & 2 FFs in Week 1, his 1st career game with 2 FFs. Has 2 TFL in 2 of his past 3 & has TFL in 3 of his past 4 on road.
  • DT DARON PAYNE had 2 TFL & FR last week. Had sack in his last meeting. Had 7 sacks & 8 TFL in 8 road games last season. Aims for his 4th in row on road with sack.
  • DT JONATHAN ALLEN had sack & 2 TFL last week. Had sack in his last meeting. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road.
  • S KAMREN CURL led team with 10 tackles & had TFL & PD in Week 1. Has 10+ tackles & TFL in 2 of his past 3.
  • S DARRICK FORREST has 5+ tackles in 6 of past 7. Has INT in 3 of his past 4 on road.
  • CB KENDALL FULLER has 5 PD & INT in 5 career games vs. Den.

DENVER BRONCOS NOTES:

  • QB RUSSELL WILSON completed 27 of 34 atts. (79.4 pct.) for 177 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 108 rating last week, 2nd-highest comp. pct. & 5th-highest rating among QBs in Week 1. Has 2 TD passes in 3 of 4 career games vs. Was. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 95+ rating & 4th in row at home with 2+ TD passes.
  • RB JAVONTE WILLIAMS led team with 52 rush yards in Week 1. Aims for his 8th in row at home with 50+ scrimmage yards.
  • RB SAMAJE PERINE led team with 78 scrimmage yards (41 rush, 37 rec.) in Den. debut last week. Spent 1st 2 seasons of career (2017-18) with Was.
  • WR JERRY JEUDY can make season debut. Finished last season with 5+ catches in each of final 5 games, with career-high 154 rec. yards in Week 18. Had 4 catches in last meeting.
  • WR COURTLAND SUTTON had 15th-career TD catch last week. Aims for his 3rd in row overall with rec. TD.
  • WR LIL’JORDAN HUMPHREY had TD catch last week.
  • TE ADAM TRAUTMAN led team & tied career high with 5 catches in Week 1. Had 43 rec. yards in last meeting.
  • LB ALEX SINGLETON led team with 8 tackles & had PD last week. Aims for his 6th in row overall with 7+ tackles & 4th in row vs. Was. with 8+ tackles.
  • LB JOSEY JEWELL had 6 tackles in Week 1, his 14th-straight game with 5+ tackles.
  • S JUSTIN SIMMONS had 7 tackles & 2 INTs in last meeting. Has 27 career INTs, tied-4th most among active safeties.
  • S KAREEM JACKSON had INT last week. Has 6+ tackles in each of 4 career games vs. Was.
  • CB PAT SURTAIN III had career-best 3 PD last week. Had PD in last meeting. Has 5 PD in his past 4 at home.
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