Commanders News: Magic Johnson, Ron Rivera, Charles Leno Jr. and Week 7

Exploring the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as the team basks in their hard-fought victory at the Atlanta Falcons?

This was a must-win game for the Washington Commanders. The performance was something of an irrelevancy compared to the actual result and although they made hard work of it, ending a three-game losing stretch at the Atlanta Falcons was mission accomplished with pressure mounting.

Building on this newfound momentum is the next big task, but the Commanders do have more winnable games coming up heading beyond the midseason point. Until then, the stories generating column inches include Ron Rivera's assessment, Magic Johnson's delight, Washington sending support to veteran left tackle Charles Leno Jr., and an early look at the odds for Week 7.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders at NY Giants early odds for Week 7

The Washington Commanders demonstrated their fighting qualities to get one over on the Atlanta Falcons. It wasn't perfect - not by any stretch of the imagination - but they found a way to see things out and emerge victorious.

This boosts confidence heading into their next NFC East divisional matchup with the New York Giants. According to the latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook, the Commanders are 1.5-point favorites on the road at MetLife Stadium. This is available at -110 depending on which side of the spread takes your fancy (bet $110 to win $100).

Anyone wishing to wager Washington on the money line can do so with odds of -122 (bet $122 to win $100). New York is the slight underdog on home soil after an indifferent opening to the campaign at +102 (bet $100 to win $102).

FanDuel Sportsbook has set the over/under at 40.5 points.

  • Over 40.5 points: -105 (bet $105 to win $100)
  • Under 40.5 points: -115 (bet $115 to win $100)

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.