Commanders final game by game predictions for the 2023 season

Can the Commanders make legitmate progress under Ron Rivera in 2023?
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Commanders at Cowboys - Week 12

The Washington Commanders find themselves playing on Thanksgiving this year when they travel to the Dallas Cowboys. It'll be a stern test of their credentials without a doubt, with big things once again expected of the ultra-hyped-up team led by Mike McCarthy and Dak Prescott.

Much will depend on how the offensive line fares against what appears to be a formidable Cowboys defensive front seven. They have to stand up and make plays in this one or it's going to be a long afternoon for quarterback Sam Howell and the rushing attack.

Prediction: Loss (7-5)

Dallas looks like it might have too much firepower for the Commanders. Couple this with the short week and having no bye as yet, it's not hard to see what is working against Ron Rivera's men.

Commanders vs. Dolphins - Week 13

This isn't exactly the easiest proposition for Washington during its final game before a long-awaited bye week. The health of Tua Tagovailoa aside, the Miami Dolphins look poised to make some noise despite residing in the competitive AFC East.

Miami's wide receivers have the scope to cause the Commanders problems. However, the additions of Emmanuel Forbes and Quan Martin could make a significant difference in their quest to stop such a high-octane attack from flourishing.

Prediction: Win (8-5)

Washington needs to muster one last big effort before getting an extended period of rest. If they can accomplish this and end up with an 8-5 record after 13 games, that's better than most envisage.