Bold predictions for the Washington Commanders as they get set for a stern challenge against the Balitmore Ravens in Preseason Week 2.
After navigating two physical joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens and concluding public training camp sessions, the Washington Commanders get the chance to showcase their credentials during a nationally televised contest on ESPN against John Harbaugh's men. Monday Night Football is something that always brings about an extra level of effort from players, which promises to be no different at FedEx Field despite this being a warmup contest.
The Commanders finally named Sam Howell as their starting quarterback and seem to be building some positive momentum at the right time. If they can pick up a notable scalp in the Ravens with the NFL world watching, it's another confidence-builder with Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals fast approaching.
Ahead of the clash, we picked out four bold predictions for the Commanders versus a decent-looking Baltimore team led by former NFL MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Commanders WR Byron Pringle gains 100+ receiving yards
Competition for places is heating up lower down the wide receiver depth chart after the top four options. With training camp winding down, the best chance hopefuls have of staking a claim is by producing the goods during one of their remaining preseason games.
There are two or three positions up for grabs depending on how many wideouts the Commanders take onto their 53-man roster. Byron Pringle is a strong candidate to make the team despite arriving relatively late compared to others, but his previous relationship with Eric Bienieny ensured a quick transition at Washington's camp.
The Commanders will likely want to get Pringle heavily involved against the Ravens. If the player can capitalize on opportunities when they arise, then a 100-yard receiving game against a depleted Baltimore secondary could be enough to confirm his place on the 53.