Predicting the Commanders next four games after 4-5 start in 2023

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Commanders vs. NY Giants - Week 11

Traveling to the New York Giants earlier this season was arguably the Washington Commanders' most embarrassing performance of the campaign. While the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football is also right up there in terms of poor quality, getting mauled by a division rival currently languishing among the NFL's bottom feeders was completely unacceptable in the circumstances.

This is something the Commanders must put right when the two teams clash once again in Week 11. Especially considering the Giants will be without the services of quarterback Daniel Jones, who tore his ACL last time out and now faces a significant period of rehabilitation.

That sounds great until you realize Jones wasn't available when they got whacked at MetLife Stadium. Unless the Commanders' defense finds a way to contain Saquon Barkley and the offensive line keeps the likes of Dexter Lawrence from wreaking havoc in the trenches, the same result could emerge.

There's a flip side to this coin. If the Commanders learn from previous mistakes and play sound, efficient football in all three phases, they have more than enough talent to get the job done.

Prediction: Win (6-5)

Serious questions will be asked about the Commanders if they cannot beat the Giants on home soil. This bears more significance if backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor doesn't suit up with his status uncertain for the remainder of 2023.