Commanders News: Sam Howell, Ron Rivera, Darius Slay and quick turnaround

Examining the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.
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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines after their heartbreaking overtime loss at the Philadelphia Eagles?

As losses go, this was a tough one to take.

The Washington Commanders pushed the defending NFC Conference champion Philadelphia Eagles all the way, taking them to overtime before falling agonizingly short. While disappointing, there were plenty of positives to take from the clash with an immediate chance to get back into the win column upcoming on Thursday Night Football.

Until then, the stories causing conversation include Sam Howell being lauded, Ron Rivera's tough decision, Darius Slay predicting big things from the Commanders quarterback, and Week 5 early odds against the Chicago Bears.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders vs. Bears early odds for Week 5

According to the latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook, the Washington Commanders are 6.0-point favorites against the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football versus the Chicago Bears. This can be wagered at -110 whichever side of the points spread you fancy (bet $110 to win $100).

Anyone wishing to bet Washington on the money line will need deep pockets to get a decent return with odds of -270 (bet $270 to win $100). The Bears are obvious underdogs given their winless start to the campaign at +220 (bet $100 to win $220).

FanDuel Sportsbook has set the over/under at 44.5 points. Again, this can be wagered with odds of -110 in both directions.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.