Bold predictions for the Washington Commanders as they go in search of a primetime victory against the Chicago Bears in Week 5?
The Washington Commanders are 2-2 heading into their Week 5 home clash against an 0-4 Chicago Bears team whose season could already be on life support. A sold-out crowd has once again been confirmed at FedEx Field, so this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the team's exciting new direction with the entire NFL world watching.
Here are four bold predictions for the Commanders against the Bears as kickoff rapidly approaches.
Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr. gets 15+ rush attempts
Ok, this one really shouldn't be that bold.
Brian Robinson Jr. has handled at least 15 carries in 10 of his 16 career NFL games. From those contests, the Washington Commanders have gone an impressive 7-2-1.
In the Commanders' first two contests of this season, both wins, Robinson rushed 37 total times. This equates to an average of 18.5 carries per game.
But over Washington's previous two, both losses, the talented tailback has tallied just 24 total attempts, seeing Robinson average just 12 carries per outing.
Robinson's lack of consistent usage can be chalked up mostly to game flow. Therefore, getting the hard-charging running back involved early and often should be a major priority for Commanders offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy in Week 5 against a winless but still dangerous Chicago Bears squad on Thursday Night Football.
The second-year rusher plays a bruising, physical brand of football that can wear down a defense over the course of a game if given the proper volume. The former third-round pick from Alabama also shows a serious nose for the end zone.
Through four games, Robinson has four total touchdowns - three rushing, one receiving - while averaging a solid 4.3 yards per carry.
Bold Prediction: Bieniemy, a former star running back himself, commits to a balanced attack against Chicago as Robinson brings the hammer with 23 rushes for 95 yards and two scores on the ground.