How could the Washington Commanders fare over their next four games following a 2-2 start to their 2023 regular-season engagements?
Even though the Washington Commanders fell to another defeat at the Philadelphia Eagles, there were far more positives than negatives to take from the contest. They fought with everything, came through in the clutch offensively, and fell just short of getting one over on the defending NFC conference champions before going down in overtime.
Of course, nothing matters to players and Washington's staff other than a loss in the column. But upon reflection, the Commanders can take great heart from the way they applied themselves heading into the midway stage of the campaign.
Building on the positives and working out some kinks - especially on defense - is the most important thing moving forward. If Ron Rivera and his trusted team can figure this out, then the Commanders might find themselves in the wildcard picture when it's all said and done.
With that being said, we took a look at how the Commanders might fare over their next four games following their 2-2 start in 2023.
Commanders vs. Bears - Week 5
A quick turnaround following such an emotional loss could go either way for the Washington Commanders. Fortunately, the bright lights of primetime await on Thursday Night Football versus a Chicago Bears team going through some severe complications through four games.
Last weekend's capitulation was a microcosm of how things are unfolding in Chicago currently. They currently hold the top two picks in the 2024 NFL Draft right now, which signals franchise-altering changes could be coming unless things improve in the coming months.
Prediction: Win (3-2)
If the Commanders perform anything like they did at the Philadelphia Eagles in this one, then a third victory of the campaign won't be too far behind. However, head coach Ron Rivera and his staff must ensure complacency doesn't become an issue.