At bet365, we don’t do ordinary.
And neither does Washington Commanders linebacker Jamin Davis.
Davis recorded his first career interception to seal a 24-16 Commanders victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.
The third-year linebacker picked off Atlanta quarterback Desmond Ridder with 31 seconds remaining in the game and the Falcons nearing the red zone, snapping Washington’s three-game skid to improve to 3-3.
The 2021 first-round pick has filled up the stat sheet so far in 2023. Through Week 6, Davis has recorded an interception, a forced fumble, two sacks, and 37 tackles, and is well on his way to the best season of his young career.
“Whether I messed up on a play before or anything like that, I’ll always figure out what corrections I need and keep that next play mentality,” Davis said.
Having that “next play mentality” is an intangible for any successful NFL player – but it’s difficult to achieve. Davis credits his military upbringing – both of his parents served in the U.S. military - for instilling the mindset he brings to the football field.
“I always want to be on point, I always want to be precise,” Davis said. “But at the end of the day this is the game of football. You can’t be perfect at anything you do, but you can always strive for it.”
The Commanders weren’t perfect on the final drive of the Week 6 game in Atlanta, until Davis stepped up and made the play of the game.
The Falcons had gained 59 yards and three first downs in just five plays as they drove down the field late in the fourth, needing a touchdown and a two-point conversion to tie the game.
But Davis slammed the door on the potential game-tying drive. He perfectly read Falcons running back Bijan Robinson’s slant route and hauled in the game-clinching pick.