How could the Washington Commanders fare over their next four games with the team currently languishing at 4-7 through 11 contests?
This time last week there was some semblance of hope. An encouraging outing at the Seattle Seahawks that eventually fell short coupled with the prospect of coming up against the lowly New York Giants meant expectations were raised and another win could potentially be celebrated in Week 11.
How wrong we were.
The Commanders were humiliated by a Giants team missing some key figures and with rookie undrafted free agent Tommy DeVito under center. This was another nail in the proverbial coffin of head coach Ron Rivera, who looks to be living on borrowed time as Josh Harris' ownership group gets set to hit the reset button.
Could the Commanders shift this narrative over their remaining games? Will Rivera still be around to see out the campaign? We took a look at how things might unfold over Washington's next four contests with the team's wildcard hopes all but over.
Commanders at Cowboys - Week 12
There is no time for the Washington Commanders to wallow in their current plight. Players and coaches alike must dust themselves off and get ready for what looks to be a tricky-looking test at the Dallas Cowboys with the entire NFL community watching on Thanksgiving.
One has to wonder what might come next if the Commanders are heavily beaten once again with the national spotlight glaring. Dallas is also renowned for victimizing inferior opposition - something they accomplished without being at their best against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11.
Prediction: Loss (4-8)
Washington is currently 0-4 within the division. It's hard to picture any scenario where this unbeaten streak isn't extended at AT&T Stadium considering the trajectory of both teams.