Commanders News: Josh Harris. Sam Howell, Terry McLaurin and power rankings

Delving deeper into the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as attention turns to their Week 4 divisional showdown at the Philadelphia Eagles?

As the page turns on what turned out to be a disastrous day at the office in Week 3, the Washington Commanders have another potentially big scalp in their sights this weekend. It won't be easy - far from it, actually - but Ron Rivera's men gained success at the Philadephia Eagles in 2022 and will fancy their chances of doing so again providing the correct adjustments are made.

Until then, among the stories causing debate include Sam Howell on moving forward, Terry McLaurin's frank assessment, Josh Harris' hopes for his boyhood team, and where the Commanders stand in ESPN's weekly power rankings.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders WR Terry McLaurin's frank assessment

Nobody associated with the Washington Commanders will be looking back on their Week 3 game against the Buffalo Bills with any great fondness. It was an absolute demolition job from start to finish, which left no doubts as to how far away Ron Rivera's squad is from joining the NFL's leading playoff contenders.

While it's only one game, the concerns raised throughout were glaring. Something that was discussed by wide receiver Terry McLaurin, who gave a frank assessment of his team and what they need to do in pursuit of ridding themselves of such a torrid display via Sports Illustrated.

"I think it just forces everyone to look in the mirror. How do we make sure this doesn’t happen again, they came in here and they whooped us. You gotta give them credit for that, that’s why they’re the team they’ve been for so long because they're going to force you to beat them and when we’re beating ourselves in certain situations, not capitalizing on certain opportunities, it makes it that much harder to beat championship teams."

Terry McLaurin via Sports Illustrated

As always, McLaurin is absolutely spot on. The Commanders cannot afford to make silly mistakes against elite teams and if the same happens against the Philadelphia Eagles, then Washington can expect the same result.