In Sunday's Best Buddies Bowl, Jay Gruden and Kirk Cousins came out on top versus Sean McVay and his band of former Redskins coaches.
But while you've read and listened to plenty about Ryan Grant's crunchtime catch and Mason Foster's sketchy but effective medical practices, there are some other storylines that are being overlooked.
Here are five things not being talked about enough from Washington's Week 2's win:
1) The Burgundy and Gold again avoided yellow flags
Have you noticed that the table in your TV room isn't dented as much, or your remote control isn't dinged up like it normally is at this stage of the NFL calendar?
That may be because of the Redskins' improved discipline in 2017, which means you aren't slamming things in frustration as often. Washington was penalized just four times in the Coliseum Sunday, moving their season total up to six through two weeks. Only the Dolphins and Bucs have been flagged fewer times, and they've of course played one less contest than the 'Skins.
2) Preston Smith answers the call for more production for second straight game
Preston Smith's second sack in 2016 didn't come until Week 10. Thanks to his takedown of Jared Goff on Sunday, Smith has reached that number already in 2017.
The third-year pass rusher is one of the handful of players that, if he shines, can really change the Redskins' fortunes this season. So far, he's wreaking havoc like he should be, and the fact that he's done it two Sundays in a row is particularly exciting because consistency is something he's lacked as a pro thus far.
3) Josh Norman's forced fumble
Probably because it preceded everyone's favorite red zone call — the always reliable fade — Josh Norman's forced fumble is being forgotten about. It shouldn't be.
On LA's first offensive play following Washington's opening TD, Norman jarred the ball loose from Todd Gurley, and Terrell McClain covered it up. And while the subsequent drive ended in a field goal, No. 24's forced turnover gave his offense an extra possession that led to three more points on the board. That's enormous.
4) Montae Nicholson's involvement
Montae Nicholson has flown up the depth chart after being selected in the fourth round this past April, and against the Rams, he appeared on 26 out of 50 snaps on defense. That's after seeing the field only three times on D in Week 1.
Nicholson is aggressive and very gifted physically, but most felt the Redskins grabbed him far too early in the draft. He's making their investment in him look smart, however, and with Su'a Cravens now done for 2017, he'll only be asked to do more.
5) Some poor examples of tackling by two corners
Not everything was positive in the victory, so not everything in this post can be positive. So let's look at two important misses by Kendall Fuller and Bashaud Breeland.
The two corners, who've both been much better in coverage than they were last season, each whiffed on Gurley in run support, as the running back hurdled them on two separate plays after each went in low and with their heads down. Washington will be facing plenty more talented backs in the coming 14 games, and those backs will continue to expose poor tackling technique.
Breeland, Fuller and others must get better here, instead of half-heartedly trying to take out the opponent's legs.