Commanders News: Sam Howell, Ron Rivera, OL fightback and Week 4 odds

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

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Commanders OL tipped to bounce back

Much has been made about the suspect production across the Washington Commanders offensive line. Aside from Sam Cosmi and some brief flashes from Saahdiq Charles, it's not been the brightest opening to the campaign from a group that's conceded a jaw-dropping 19 sacks through the first three games.

This can also be attributed to quarterback Sam Howell's reluctance to get rid of the football. But it's not hard to see where the problems could emerge versus a Philadelphia Eagles defensive front stacked with elite-level talent.

Trying to cope with threats such as Jalen Carter, Jordan Davis, Fletcher Cox, and Josh Sweat won't be easy. However, Eva Geitheim from Clutch Points tipped the Commanders' protection to bounce back by conceding under two sacks in Week 4.

"The Commanders offensive line has been the weakest point of their team through three weeks. The Commanders have allowed 19 sacks this season, the most in the NFL so far. This is six more than the Chicago Bears and Tennessee Titans, who rank 2nd-last in the league with 13 sacks allowed on the year. They have not allowed fewer than four sacks in each game and just gave up a whopping nine sacks to the Bills."

Eva Geitheim, Clutch Points

Considering how things have unfolded for the group to date, holding an exceptional defensive unit to this number would be classed as a major win. Whether it would be enough for the Commanders to gain another notable triumph at Lincoln Financial Field is another matter.