Commanders News: Sam Howell, Eric Bieniemy, Ron Rivera and Week 7

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 Ron Rivera's men aim for success at the New York Giants this afternoon?

Another Washington Commanders game day is upon us. Ron Rivera's men will look to secure bragging rights on the road versus a New York Giants team going through some turmoil currently, which would enhance their wild-card hopes and alleviate some pressure from the head coach Ron Rivera's shoulders along the way.

Another fascinating afternoon awaits. Until then, the stories causing conversation include Eric Bieniemy on Washington's protection issues, Rivera looking to avoid complacency, Sam Howell's development, and Week 7 odds looking favorable.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders HC Ron Rivera on complacency

Even though the New York Giants are currently 1-5 and going nowhere fast, the Washington Commanders cannot afford to take them lightly. This is a road divisional game and the two teams have been closely matched in recent years, so it might be a case of fine margins deciding the contest once again.

When discussing the clash recently, head coach Ron Rivera stated via John Keim of ESPN that the Commanders won't be taking New York lightly by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, he's expecting a tough test going up versus a team that is looking to restore some pride in front of their home fans.

"To think they're just going to line up and open the door [is] crazy. These guys are professionals…. doesn't matter what the record is. Divisional games bring a little something extra."

Ron Rivera via X/Twitter

The Commanders are back at .500 following three straight losses before Week 6. So they aren't in any position to be expecting victory without maximum effort. Time to step up.