Commanders at Seahawks - Week 10
Sam Howell is a composed character who's worked exceptionally hard to earn the QB1 tag this offseason. He's played in some tough places up to now and throughout his college career, but the Seattle Seahawks' 12th man is a completely different animal when the team is competitive.
There's a good chance that the Seahawks can force their way into a wildcard spot again if quarterback Geno Smith proves that last season was no fluke. The Washington Commanders might fancy their chances, but this all centers on keeping cool heads and relying on signaled calls given the noise levels at Lumen Field.
Prediction: Loss (6-4)
This looks set to be decided by fine margins and home-field advantage could be enough for the Seahawks to snatch one.
Commanders vs. NY Giants - Week 11
If these results prove accurate, the Commanders would be entering a must-win game within their own division after three straight NFC East losses. The stakes will be high and although it won't be easy, rattling quarterback Daniel Jones en route to victory looks attainable.
The Commanders and Giants don't look that far apart on paper, in all honesty. Ron Rivera must prove up to the task of matching Brian Daboll from a coaching perspective and if Eric Bieniemy's appointment gets Washington's offense rolling, there's just no telling what they could accomplish.
Prediction: Win (7-4)
Washington has enough urgency at 6-4 to get the job done. Especially with a re-energized home crowd pushing them on.