Commanders Schedule 2023: Game-by-game predictions for upcoming season

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How could the Washington Commanders fare during the 2023 season as the NFL released its full schedule ahead of the upcoming campaign?

After what seemed like an age, the NFL finally released its full schedule for the 2023 season. For the Washington Commanders, it's one step closer to what is sure to be a make-or-break campaign for head coach Ron Rivera and his staff.

While the ownership group led by Josh Harris faces a fight to purchase the Commanders based on recent reports, that does not detract from how vital the 2023 season is for the franchise. The NFC East is expected to be highly competitive once again, which makes postseason football harder than ever with the projected eighth-toughest set of fixtures.

Here is the Commanders' schedule for 2023:

  • Week 1: vs. Cardinals
  • Week 2: at Broncos
  • Week 3: vs. Bills
  • Week 4: at Eagles
  • Week 5: vs. Bears
  • Week 6: at Falcons
  • Week 7: at NY Giants
  • Week 8: vs. Eagles
  • Week 9: at Patriots
  • Week 10: at Seahawks
  • Week 11: vs. NY Giants
  • Week 12: at Cowboys
  • Week 13: vs. Dolphins
  • Week 14: BYE
  • Week 15: at LA Rams
  • Week 16: at NY Jets
  • Week 17: vs. 49ers
  • Week 18: vs. Cowboys

It'll be tough, there's no getting away from that. With this in mind, we predicted how things might unfold game-by-game given the current state of affairs.

Week 1


Commanders vs. Cardinals - Week 1

This would have been a tricky proposition once upon a time. But after a season of underachievement in 2022 coupled with a concerning knee injury to star quarterback Kyler Murray, that's no longer the case.

The Arizona Cardinals will be competitive and still have a ton of talent. However, their fate rests on when Murray comes back and if he's able to hit the ground running.

Prediction: Win (1-0)

There's no doubt that the Washington Commanders' defensive front will be relishing this contest whether Murray is on the field or not. If the offense meets modest expectations in this one, it should be enough to come away with a much-needed win.