Related players: Ryan Fitzpatrick
Rivera feels Heinicke is showing improvement. That means Heinicke is set to make his sixth consecutive start Sunday at the Green Bay Packers. Heinicke was 24 of 39 for 172 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 31-13 loss to Kansas City that dropped Washington to 2-4. Reports have said Fitzpatrick could come off IR this week after a hip injury, but there has been no update and there was no mention in this story.