How could the Washington Commanders fare over their next four games following an outstanding 2-0 opening to the 2023 campaign?
Not many envisaged the Washington Commanders to be 2-0 at this stage of the season. But after the most astonishing and dramatic comeback victory at the Denver Broncos in Week 2, that's exactly where Ron Rivera finds himself.
It's evident that there is real momentum building where the Commanders are concerned. New ownership and a reinvigorated locker room all pulling in the same direction have been the catalyst behind rapid improvements, with the presence of Eric Bieniemy turning the offense around something else that cannot be ignored.
Tougher tests are coming, starting this weekend in front of another sold-out crowd at FedEx Field. But the Commanders have a little extra freedom and confidence to know they are capable of almost anything if they execute game plans effectively.
With this in mind, here's how the Commanders could fare over their next four games following a 2-0 start in 2023.
Commanders vs. Bills - Week 3
Despite the obvious talent across the Buffalo Bills, two straight victories mean the Washington Commanders have absolutely nothing to fear. They are 6.5-point underdogs according to most sportsbooks, which is a pretty strange spread when one considers how well everything clicked in the second half at the Denver Broncos.
Buffalo recovered from their disappointing Week 1 loss to trounce the Las Vegas Raiders. Any offense led by quarterback Josh Allen deserves respect, but Washington's defensive line has been causing absolutely havoc and Chase Young's return only strengthens his area of the field.
Prediction: Win (3-0)
This could easily go the other way. However, the Commanders are playing with house money and if this additional freedom sparks further improvements, gaining a statement win on home soil is not entirely out of the question.