Commanders gain 150+ rushing yards
Second-year quarterback Sam Howell has done a phenomenal job with a lot of responsibility on his shoulders this season. The Washington Commanders have implemented a pass-heavy scheme under offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, which seems to be clicking in recent weeks despite the need for more balance long-term.
This might be the weekend to get that said balance. The Seattle Seahawks are giving up an average of 193.3 yards per game on the ground over their last three games, which is something that shouldn't go unnoticed by Bieniemy as part of his strategic planning beforehand.
Establishing the run with more effectiveness would do wonders for Washington's chances. Lumen Field can get louder than most venues if the Seahawks generate momentum right out of the gate, so controlling the clock and keeping their offense off the field is the best way to silence such a rabid fanbase.
Washington is averaging just 90.1 rushing yards per game through nine weeks. Not exactly ideal, but it needs context attached with the offensive line performing so poorly before the recent changes and playing catchup in most games.
Getting the likes of Brian Robinson Jr. and Antonio Gibson going could bear fruit. Both players are explosive enough to break off big yardage if afforded enough space, which would also make things easier for Howell when it's time to push the football downfield.