How could the Washington Commanders fare over their next four games after an impressive win over the New England Patriots took them to 4-5?
After the Washington Commanders dug deep to secure a much-needed triumph at the New England Patriots, things are looking up slightly. There's a long way to go before slim hopes of postseason football become anything more concrete, but they are at least still fighting with only two games separating the team from a wildcard berth.
That might be easier said than done to accomplish, in all honesty. But head coach Ron Rivera remains adamant something special is brewing in Washington despite an indifferent run of form under his leadership once again this season.
The Commanders are about to embark on a daunting run of games down the stretch. Any momentum they can generate will be positive, and those in power feel like this team has a chance in every contest with in-form quarterback Sam Howell.
With this in mind, we took a look at how the Commanders might fare over their next four games sitting at 4-5 currently.
Commanders at Seahawks - Week 10
Lumen Field is one of the league's loudest and most intimidating environments. The Seattle Seahawks are also coming off a heavy loss to the Baltimore Ravens, so they'll be eager to bounce back in front of their home fans.
This represents a new set of challenges for the Washington Commanders, but they shouldn't fear anything provided the right preparations have been made. It all starts with putting a concise game plan in place, adjusting the way calls are fed into such a hostile noise, and executing accordingly.
The Seahawks are giving up 232.1 yards per game through the air this season on average. Considering how Eric Bieniemy's adopted a pass-heavy scheme more often than not, opportunities should be there for Sam Howell to make plays if the protection in front of the signal-caller is sufficient.
Prediction: Win (5-5)
Washington always seems to pull off an upset result every season. Perhaps this is last weekend's win talking, but this also seems like a good time to play the Seahawks all things considered.