Lions vs Commanders: Offensive Breakdown By Herman Moore

Legendary Lions wide receiver Herman Moore gives his offensive analyses between the Detroit Lions versus the Washington Commanders. He puts player vs. player to see who has the better player in the matchup.


Amon-Ra St. Brown vs. Terry McLaurin

Herman Moore on Terry McLaurin (1:02)

Moore gives the edge to wide receiver Terry McLaurin. “Terry McLaurin is the guy that can break your back, he is the one who can find the big play and if you get him into the right matchup problem will make the big play, so I gave McLaurin the big thumbs up on this one.”


DJ Chark vs. Curtis Samuel

Wide receiver DJ Chark needs to make the big play and be consistent in catching the football. Wide receiver Curtis Samuel gets the nod in this matchup. Samuel has been more reliable and has the speed to break the defense and he will against the Lions on Sunday.


Josh Reynolds vs. Jahan Dotson

Herman Moore on Jahan Dotson (2:40)

Wide receiver Josh Reynolds is a reliable offensive player but will QB Jared Goff get him the football? That did not occur against the Eagles with only two completions. WR Jahan Dotson has flashing speed, fantastic hands, and already the eye of QB Carson Wentz.

“The Commanders know exactly what they want to do with him,” Moore explained. “They know exactly how to use him, and because they know what they are doing, I gave Dotson the thumbs up over Reynolds on this one.”


T.J. Hockenson vs. Logan Thomas

Tight end T.J. Hockenson is the better tight end in this matchup. Hockenson has been reliable in the pass-and-run game. He is more durable and can find holes in any defense. TE Logan Thomas is a decent player but not the same regarding talent.


D’Andre Swift vs. Antonio Gibson

Running Back D’Andre Swift broke out in Week 1 against the Eagles. He has speed, patience, and elusiveness, and is a top-five RB back in the NFL. RB Antonio Gibson is a solid RB but not near as talented as Swift. Edge goes to Swift.


Jared Goff vs. Carson Wentz

Herman Moore on Goff and Wentz (5:09)

Goff is still learning the new system and scheme with Ben Johnson. As seen against the Eagles, his play was a mixed bag. He still needs to get on the same page as the rest of his offensive weapons. Wentz and his weapons look to be on the same page.

“Why did I give it to the wide receivers for the Commanders? They are not learning, they know exactly what they are doing offensively. I think Jared Goff and the offense know what they want to do, but they aren’t capable because they are still trying to learn each other.”


Final Outcome

From an offensive perspective, the final edge goes to the Washington Commanders. They seem to have grasped the personnel and scheme faster than the Lions.