Commanders at Seahawks - Week 10
Another tricky road test awaits the Washington Commanders in Week 10. Lumen Field is one of the loudest, most difficult venues for any visiting franchise, which poses a different challenge entirely for offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and an offense that does seem to be coming into its own after some early jitters.
The Seattle Seahawks' vaunted 12th Man makes things incredibly uncomfortable. This could result in a changed approach to play-calling, which is normally the case given how hearing things through the helmet or headset is almost impossible - especially early on.
One way the Commanders can counteract this threat is by silencing the crowd immediately. Establishing the run, chewing up the clock, making big plays on third down, and covert red-zone chances into touchdowns would go a long way to securing another positive result.
Pete Carroll's men are a difficult evaluation right now. They are 3-2 and in wild-card contention, but there are some holes that can be exploited if the Commanders scheme things up effectively on both sides of the football.
This might be decided by which quarterback performs better. Sam Howell's already proven he has the mindset to cope with any NFL atmosphere, but Geno Smith is no slouch either thanks to his incredible late-career renaissance.
Prediction: Win (6-4)
These two teams look evenly matched. But we're brimming with optimism after last weekend, so a Commanders' win is the prediction.
For now, at least.
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