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In their recent stretch of six wins in seven games heading into this past weekend, the Commanders’ recipe for success was to lean on the running game, make plays on defense and dominate time of possession. An underrated component was avoiding penalties.
Before Sunday’s 20-20 tie against the Giants, Washington (7-5-1) had only one game with 10 or more penalties and no more than five in a game since October.
Washington can attribute undisciplined play and penalties as the reason for the tie, snapping its three-game winning streak.