Five recent revenge games involving someone on Washington’s side originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
For Carson Wentz in 2022, revenge will likely be a dish that is best served in sizable portions on three separate days in the autumn.
The Commanders quarterback is about to see the Eagles at FedEx Field in Week 3, visit the Colts in Indianapolis in Week 8 after which make his return to Philadelphia in Week 10 for a Monday night showdown. Those two squads are his former employers within the NFL and each dumped him without much hesitation, meaning Wentz will certainly need to take it to them on the sphere (even when he’s currently attempting to play it cool).
Long before those matchups kick off, though, here’s a recap of some recent revenge games involving members of Washington squaring off with their ex-teams, starting with a man whom Wentz will soon have the opportunity to relate to with regards to facing Philly…
DeSean Jackson — Week 3 on the Eagles in 2016
Here’s a press release that feels pretty unassailable: In case your jersey is distributed right to the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio after your performance, then odds are you had yourself an honest little performance.
That is precisely what happened for Jackson following his first appearance at Lincoln Financial Field as a non-Eagle, because of an 81-yard touchdown grab he snagged in an eventual 37-34 loss. With that long-distance rating, Jackson became the third player in history to record a touchdown of a minimum of 80 yards for and against a single franchise.
Weirdly enough, Jackson would ultimately don an Eagles uniform again and go on to log a pair of end zone trips versus the Burgundy and Gold within the 2019 regular-season opener, proving that he could light up the scoreboard irrespective of which side of this particular NFC East rivalry he was on.
Josh Norman — Week 6 vs. the Panthers in 2018
Six days ahead of his reunion with the Panthers, Norman was benched in primetime after getting toasted in Latest Orleans. Fortunately for him, he bounced back just in time to torment his old organization.
Norman picked off a floating Cam Newton pass and in addition stripped DJ Moore for a fumble, and people two forced turnovers were key as Washington won in a decent one, 23-17.
Ultimately, which may’ve been the perfect outing for Norman while he was with Washington, which was probably satisfying for him yet also speaks to how unsatisfying his time was with the team.
Landon Collins — Week 4 on the Giants in 2019
Of the five people mentioned on this story, Collins easily had essentially the most miserable revenge game of the bunch. Actually, this tilt with the Giants should merely be labeled a game, since there was no revenge available for the high-priced safety.
On the afternoon at MetLife Stadium, Collins tallied two solo tackles, watched Jabrill Peppers generate a pick-six while wearing his old Latest York jersey after which got right into a scuffle once the 24-3 loss concluded:
Collins sadly needed to wade through a further three losses before, ultimately, experiencing a victory over the Giants early on within the 2021 campaign. He was on injured reserve, meanwhile, for Washington’s other — and completely inconsequential — 2021 overcome its division foe.
Adrian Peterson — Week 8 on the Vikings in 2019
Peterson’s jaunt to Minnesota in 2019 wasn’t his first contest there after his lengthy run with the Vikings — that got here in 2017 when he was an element of the Saints, which was a weird and fruitless experiment for all — but he still was greeted like a hero.
Plus, unlike when he was with Latest Orleans, he actually factored into this 19-9 dud, as he carried the ball 14 times for 76 yards and tacked on two receptions for 27 yards. His stat line also included a thunderous, prolonged ovation on the two-minute warning of the fourth quarter.
Peterson, by the way in which, wasn’t the one piece of Washington’s roster to re-enter US Bank Stadium.
Case Keenum, who has played in roughly 35 revenge games as a professional, had the chance to compete with the Vikings on that Thursday night, too. Keenum went 12-of-16 because the starting quarterback before a concussion prematurely ended his evening.
Ron Rivera — Week 11 on the Panthers in 2021
Rivera and an unlimited chunk of the then-Football Team staff had to attend a season and a half before a date with the Panthers emerged, but that delay proved to be price it.
Fueled by three Taylor Heinicke touchdowns and clutch defensive stops late within the motion, Rivera and Co. left Bank of America Stadium very happy with the result.
Now, all attention turns to the upcoming preseason bout between these two clubs in August. Will Rivera get a double-dose of gratification, or will Carolina strike back? That answer simply cannot come soon enough.