Bold predictions for the Washington Commanders as they go in search of their third win of the 2023 season at the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4.
It's almost time for the talk to end as the Washington Commanders descend on Lincoln Financial Field for their crunch clash against the Philadelphia Eagles this afternoon. Ron Rivera attained success from the same fixture last season against all odds, but a massive effort is needed from all involved after such an inept all-around showing against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3.
The Commanders are heavy underdogs with sportsbooks to the tune of 8.5 points, which isn't surprising. Washington is on the road in a hostile atmosphere going up versus a team that won the NFC Conference last season and has begun this campaign in the same form, after all.
It'll be difficult for the Commanders, there's no getting away from that. But the talent is there on both sides of the football to keep this closer than many expect providing certain position groups improve and the coaching staff implements more innovation schematically.
An intriguing afternoon awaits. Heading into the contest, here are four bold Commanders predictions.
Commanders TE Logan Thomas gains 80+ yards and 1 TD
The Washington Commanders will benefit greatly from having Logan Thomas back in the lineup. The veteran tight end missed last weekend's loss in the NFL's concussion protocol, but it's all systems go in Week 4 after coming through practice unscathed.
Thomas will be counted upon heavily within a scene that could see a few opportunities to make big plays. The Commanders desperately need a security blanket across the middle and in the red zone versus a fierce defense, so look for offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy to get the converted quarterback involved right out of the gate.
If Thomas can gain more than 80 receiving yards and score, that's the best-case scenario for the returning player. Something that would aid the Commanders' offense considerably.