The Washington Commanders are struggling to keep up with their rivals in the NFC East.
They are the only team that does not have a 4-1 record.
After winning their season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Commanders are on a four-game losing streak, averaging 15.5 points in those losses.
While they are struggling to score, Carson Wentz ranks fifth in passing yards with 1,390 and in passing touchdowns with ten.
His injury may explain his inconsistent play, as shared by Tom Pelissero.
More on #Commanders QB Carson Wentz, who will start tonight against the #Bears despite a biceps tendon strain near his throwing shoulder that cast doubt on his availability early in the week.https://t.co/L4J7zOaGHC
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 13, 2022
Pelissero tweeted, “More on #Commanders QB Carson Wentz, who will start tonight against the #Bears despite a biceps tendon strain near his throwing shoulder that cast doubt on his availability early in the week.”
Washington’s Offense Pulling Their Weight
It was unclear earlier in the week if he could start in Week 6 versus the Chicago Bears.
However, he looked good in practice but in a walkthrough setup.
Wentz acquired the injury during their Week 5 loss against the Tennessee Titans, wherein he had 359 yards and two touchdowns.
Unfortunately, a goal-line interception ended their chances to get their second victory through five games.
The Commanders listed Wentz as a limited participant in their Monday and Tuesday practices.
He was elevated as a full participant and was removed from the injury report on Wednesday.
While the Commanders are three games below .500, they are third in completions of at least 25 yards with 14 and second in wide receiver touchdowns with nine.