Commanders News: Ron Rivera, Sam Howell, Deonte Banks and Magic Johnson

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

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines after another embarrassing loss to the New York Giants in Week 11?

Well, that didn't go to plan.

Despite being 9.5-point favorites with most sportsbooks, the Washington Commanders were again embarrassed on home soil. They couldn't get anything going offensively versus an under-strength New York Giants, who never looked in danger of losing their early lead as the hosts moved to 4-7 and 0-4 within the NFC East division.

There was a lot to unpack in the game's immediate aftermath. Among the stories causing debate include Magic Johnson's disbelief, Deonte Banks going off on the Commanders for passing on him in the 2023 NFL Draft, Sam Howell's regret, and Ron Rivera hitting rock bottom.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders owner Magic Johnson's disbelief

Not many anticipated the Washington Commanders getting blown out against the New York Giants. Sadly, that's exactly what transpired, which was thanks to offensive turnovers and undrafted free-agent quarterback Tommy DeVito performing above expectations behind another stylish display from Saquon Barkley.

This didn't go unnoticed by limited ownership partner Magic Johnson. The basketball icon was in disbelief based on his social media post, which was swiftly followed by countless replies from fans calling for change.

"Wow! My Washington Commanders turned the ball over six times today and gave the Giants 24 points off turnovers. We lost 31-19."

Magic Johnson via X/Twitter

The time for action is almost upon us. While that would be difficult and perhaps unfair on a short week, after the Dallas Cowboys game on Thanksgiving or even following their clash against the Miami Dolphins heading into the bye is more realistic.

Either way, the writing is on the wall.