Bold predictions for the Washington Commanders as they go in search of a valuable road win against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10.
The NFL is a week-to-week league. There was plenty of pessimism among Washington Commanders' fans following their second loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, which has been replaced by a glimmer of hope after Ron Rivera's men dug deep to attain victory at the New England Patriots last time out.
Of course, that will count for nothing if the Commanders cannot get the job done during their difficult-looking trip to the Seattle Seahawks. Aside from a hammering they received at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, Pete Carroll's men have impressed considerably in 2023.
They also happen to play in one of the league's most ferocious atmospheres. This provides a different test for the Commanders and quarterback Sam Howell, who'll look to cement his claims as the team's long-term answer under center with another polished performance versus a team that looks destined for the postseason.
With this in mind, here are three bold Commanders predictions at Lumen Field in Week 10.
Commanders' defense creates three turnovers
Geno Smith has come of age over the last two seasons, but the quarterback is susceptible to a mistake or two if the defense in front of him plays disciplined football. This all starts by setting the edge, pressuring from the interior, and keeping the signal-caller in the pocket.
This is when the Pro Bowler is prone to errors. The Commanders' defense has improved their coverage and takeaways this season, although getting into the opposition's backfield will be more difficult without the defensive end duo of Montez Sweat and Chase Young.
If the Commanders can win the turnover battle, they'll have a chance. But they cannot let Smith dictate proceedings by getting out on the move and making things happen.