The Washington Commanders are looking to keep their playoff hopes alive this year.
Currently, they have a 4-6 record and are on the outside looking in.
Yet, playing in a weak NFC, all hope of playing in the postseason is not lost.
But, the Commanders will need to see more consistently from their entire team.
One week they look competitive and the next they look terrible; we seem to never know what Commanders we will be getting.
This week they have a game they should win against the depleted New York Giants.
But, the Commanders will be entering the game shorthanded on offense.
According to Nicki Jhabvala, Ron Rivera said Antonio Gibson and Alex Armah “have progressed well.”
Ron Rivera said Antonio Gibson and Alex Armah "have progressed well" and they hope to get him back next week. https://t.co/h85WMdVgXE
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) November 17, 2023
Both will miss this week’s game but hopefully can return for their Thanksgiving matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.
Having back-to-back division games is tough and they are both must-win for the Commanders.
While neither of these players is a focal point of the offense, they play a role.
The Commanders have Sam Howell at quarterback, who leads the NFL in passing yards.
It is hard to argue with his counting stats, even though they do not result in wins.
The addition of new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has done wonders for their offense.
He has helped develop Howell and made him look like a quality NFL starter.
No one should see the Commanders as legitimate playoff threats.
But, they seem to be building an offense the right way and Bieniemy deserves plenty of credit for that.NEXT: Analyst Makes Strong Projection For Commanders This Week