McLaurin on Week Two Win: “That Shows What We’re Capable Of”
September 24, 2021
The Washington Football Team recorded their first win of the season in front of a home crowd against the New York Giants. In a 30-29 victory, Washington, led by quarterback Taylor Heinicke, would charged up the field with two minutes on the clock to get into field goal range. With just seconds left, a sweep of the leg from Dustin Hopkins would put three points on the board and take the Football Team to victory.
Wide receiver Terry McLaurin was highly complimentary of his team following their Thursday night win, saying that no one player was the reason for their victory. Instead, all parts of the Washington Football Team came together to deliver a statement victory at home. “To come out and get a win on our home turf before we go on the road was huge. To be 1-1 and 1-0 in the division, that's all we can ask for at this moment. We're going to continue to learn from this game,” McLaurin said in a press conference.
McLaurin’s role in this team win cannot be understated as the wide receiver had 11 receptions for 107 yards, one of which was the touchdown that started the scoring for the Football Team. Answering the Giant’s first quarter touchdown with one of their own ignited the crowd and quarterback Taylor Heinicke, another player McLaurin was complimentary of.
“He did a great job controlling the tempo tonight,” McLaurin said. “He got us into hurry-up situations, he slowed it down, he made great passes, he took what the defense gave him and he gave playmakers a chance to make plays. When you’ve got a guy like that you just want to continue to make plays for him.”
The Football Team will look to continue to make plays for Heinicke this Sunday when they take on the Buffalo Bills.
Washington will kick-off in Buffalo Sunday, September 26th at 1:00 PM ET.
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