5 intriguing Commanders storylines during the 2024 schedule

These games have big implications for the Commanders...
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The Washington Commanders’ 2024 season schedule has been officially announced. We knew the opponents beforehand, but now we know exactly when and where Dan Quinn's squad will suit up against all 17 opposing teams during the upcoming campaign.

This season is the second under Josh Harris' ownership group and seems like a truly new era under the regime of general manager Adam Peters and Quinn. Their moves throughout the offseason have already created a ton of excitement for all Commanders fans, but there are some games this season that just mean more.

Let’s take a look at five contests the Commanders have scheduled with some underlying storylines that create extra excitement for fans, starting with Week 2 vs. the New York Giants.

Commanders can make a statement versus rival thorn

The Washington Commanders officially host the New York Giants in Week 2 of the 2024 season. As of recently, Brian Daboll's men have had the team's number. It's about time this narrative changed.

The Commanders are 0-3-1 versus the Giants over the last two seasons, and even worse at 3-8-1 in the last six campaigns. On top of the G-Men being a division rival of Washington's, they have clear bragging rights. For now, at least.

A way that this new regime can make somewhat of a fresh start for the Commanders is by getting rid of that rival thorn. This involves Dan Quinn making an early statement win at home at the newly-named Commanders Field in their home opener.

To make an even further statement, quieting down the excitement in New York of an electric newcomer - wide receiver Malik Nabers - would be a cherry on top of a win. This would help create some momentum for a defense under Washington's new head coach that struggled heavily last season.