12:11 PM EST, Wed December 07, 2022
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Stats & Snaps: Week 13 Commanders vs Giants

Stats & Snaps: Week 13 Commanders vs Giants

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Back on the bubble edition The Commanders have established an identity as the disruptive upstart that no one wants to play. They kept that streak alive by playing for a tie against the Giants, to completely mess with everyone’s playoff projections. SOME STATISTICS This game featured Taylor Heinicke’s second fourth-quarter comeback this season and the sixth of his career in Washington. The fourth-quarter drive to pull even with 1:45 remaining featured several clutch completions by the much-maligned backup QB, including a 20-yard strike to...
7 hours ago
The 5 o’clock club survey: What is Washington’s biggest injury-related issue at the moment?

The 5 o’clock club survey: What is Washington’s biggest injury-related issue at the moment?

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere... Members who visit Hogs Haven regularly will probably realize that we normally have an article around this time every week with survey questions. We collect the votes, then publish an article later in the week with the results of the survey. This week will be a little bit different. Unfortunately, the guy who does all of the background work of managing the polls, the results and the graphics for the results article is down with a rough case of COVID. I don’t think he’s in mortal danger, but he’s feeling icky enough that he won’t be able...
9 hours ago
All aTwitter: 7 December 2022

All aTwitter: 7 December 2022

Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via News, links to articles, updates and more from DC area writers and national sports journalists and others The goal of All aTwitter is to give readers a handy spot to check the Washington Commanders beat writers & bloggers, national sports journalists, and football fans in order to keep up on the latest news and opinions about Washington, the NFL, and sports in general, along with a smattering of other things. Washington Commanders twitter feed: Tweets from...
15 hours ago
Thank God It’s Tuesday—After the Whistle S4:E14

Thank God It’s Tuesday—After the Whistle S4:E14

Photo by Al Bello/ Kevin, Tim and Ken cover DC’s home team on—and off—the gridiron as the Washington Commanders attempt to make this a memorable 2022 season. It certainly isn’t Victory Tuesday, but we also aren’t coming off a loss! Still sitting on seven wins, this will test my “a tie always helps a good team” mantra—and Kevin and T are LESS than thrilled to discuss it. Beating the Giants is still our most immediate goal—because we play them again right away (after the bye). We’ll break down what has to change for that tie to turn into a win. It...
Dec 6, 2022
NFL Power Rankings: A Tie and a Bye don’t change much for the Washington Commanders’ rankings this week

NFL Power Rankings: A Tie and a Bye don’t change much for the Washington Commanders’ rankings this week

Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Washington heads into their bye week The Washington Commanders tied the New York Giants on Sunday. Washington was in the playoff picture as the 7th spot in the NFC, but have now dropped to 8th. That will change during their bye week, and it’s very likely that the third, and final, Wild Card spot will come down to the New York Giants and the Washington Commanders. They will have a rematch in two weeks in a game that was flexed to primetime on Sunday Night Football. Before that the Giants have to face the 11-1...
Dec 6, 2022
Should the Commanders be talking to Center Matt Paradis?

Should the Commanders be talking to Center Matt Paradis?

Photo by Mike Stobe/ December street free agency I’m thinking that there could be some benefit to looking at another potential Commanther — 33 year old Matt Paradis — in the wake of Tyler Larsen’s serious injury. At the moment, the choices for the Washington coaching staff look a bit grim; they can roll with Nick Martin for the rest of the season, or they can try to use Wes Schweitzer at center. Both have played the position in 2022, and neither has really shined. Washington was forced to use 4 different centers in 2021, and the same thing happened this season....
Dec 6, 2022
Charles Leno Jr. is the Washington Commanders nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

Charles Leno Jr. is the Washington Commanders nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Congrats Charles! The Washington Commanders have nominated LT Charles Leno Jr as their Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee. Leno has been featured on Hogs Haven twice for his charitable work, along with other players and organizations. He, along with his wife Jen, have been helping every community they have lived and worked in since their time in Chicago. The Lenos, and their charitable organization Beyond the Entertainer, brought their annual Leno Claus. They work with local non-profits to provide the money and resources they need throughout...
Dec 6, 2022
All aTwitter: 6 December 2022

All aTwitter: 6 December 2022

News, links to articles, updates and more from DC area writers and national sports journalists and others The goal of All aTwitter is to give readers a handy spot to check the Washington Commanders beat writers & bloggers, national sports journalists, and football fans in order to keep up on the latest news and opinions about Washington, the NFL, and sports in general, along with a smattering of other things. Washington Commanders twitter feed: Tweets from https://twitter.com/ScottJenningsHH/lists/beat-writers NFL News twitter feed: ...
Dec 5, 2022
NFL 2022 Week 13: ‘Monday Night Football’ New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers picks

NFL 2022 Week 13: ‘Monday Night Football’ New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers picks

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Let’s watch some football! Week 13 of the 2022 season is almost complete, and the Washington Commanders tied the New York Giants 20-20 yesterday. That win puts them at 7-5-1 and they’re currently the 8th seed in the NFC. The Eagles picked up another win by pounding the Titans 35-10 in the AJ Brown revenge game. The Dallas Cowboys embarrassed the Indianapolis Colts 54-19 on Sunday Night Football. Washington now enters their bye week, and will continue to prepare for the Giants, and work to fix their mistakes from...
Dec 5, 2022
Washington Injury Updates: Tyler Larsen suffered a dislocated knee cap; could miss the rest of the season

Washington Injury Updates: Tyler Larsen suffered a dislocated knee cap; could miss the rest of the season

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Another injury on the offensive line The Washington Commanders suffered another injury on the offensive line, and more specifically at center, in the game against the Giants in New Jersey yesterday. Starting center Tyler Larsen went down with a leg injury and was carted off the field. He was seen on crutches and with a large brace on his right leg in the locker room after the game. Nick Martin came into the game to replace him at center, and he will likely continue there unless Washington shuffles their OL even more. Sam Cosmi started...
Dec 5, 2022
Ron Rivera Presser: Carson Wentz will backup Taylor Heinicke when he’s activated from IR

Ron Rivera Presser: Carson Wentz will backup Taylor Heinicke when he’s activated from IR

Ron Rivera speaks to the media Ron Rivera likes that the Washington Commanders and their players will get some primetime exposure after their Week 15 game against the New York Giants was flexed to Sunday Night Football. He, like many fans and players, would have preferred to be part of the tripleheader on Saturday. Washington will now play Sunday night, and then have a short week before they travel to California to play the San Francisco 49ers. Getting the Saturday game off the bye would have been the best option, but Rivera is now focused on getting his team ready for another...
Dec 5, 2022
NFL salary cap could exceed $220 million for 2023

NFL salary cap could exceed $220 million for 2023

Photo by Michael Reaves/ NFL wallets will be a little fatter in 2023 COVID-19 has affected the NFL's salary cap the last few yes, but it was expected to get back on track with increases until 2023. The 2020 season saw almost no fans in stadiums which affected team revenues. Fans returned to the stands last year, but teams were still hedging, and holding off on a full return for player salary cap money for a little longer. The NFL sets their salary cap every year in March, and it was steadily rising by $10-12 million since 2013. A new CBA was signed in 2012 after a...
Dec 5, 2022
The Washington Commanders vs New York Giants Week 15 game gets flexed to Sunday Night Football

The Washington Commanders vs New York Giants Week 15 game gets flexed to Sunday Night Football

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Sunday Night Football! The Washington Commanders are coming off their first tie game since 2015. Their 20-20 tie with the Giants puts them at 7-5-1 for the season, and the Giants are now 7-4-1. Both teams are likely fighting for the same spot in the playoffs, unless either the Seahawks or 49ers lose out the rest of the year. Washington now enters their bye week, where they will prepare for a rematch against New York at FedEx Field. The NFL has a flexible schedule in Week 15, and and had three Saturday night football slots to fill. They also had...
Dec 5, 2022
Washington Injury Update: Cole Holcomb has season-ending foot surgery

Washington Injury Update: Cole Holcomb has season-ending foot surgery

Photo by Nic Antaya/ Washington Commanders LB Cole Holcomb had season-ending foot surgery. He hasn’t played since Week 7, and was finally place on injured reserve on November 25th. Holcomb was inactive for 4 games, before the team placed him on IR. He had been seeking a second opinion for the foot sprain, but ended up having surgery and now starts the rehabilitation process. Cole Holcomb will be a free agent next season. There hasn’t been much talk about an extension for the 2019 5th round pick. He entered the season as the starting MIKE LB, and was paired with...
Dec 5, 2022
What are the odds? The NFC East will send at least 3 teams to the playoffs

What are the odds? The NFC East will send at least 3 teams to the playoffs

Looking at the division’s odds as Washington enters their bye week. The Washington Commanders were 7-5 coming into Week 12, and were 2-point road favorites against the New York Giants. Washington got out to a 10-0 lead with the help of a Daniel Jones fumble on the first drive, then a Terry McLaurin TD on Washington’s second drive. The Giants then outscored them 20-3, before the Commanders scored the tying touchdown in the 4th quarter to take it to overtime. The game ended in a 20-20 tie, and didn’t answer the question of which team is going to the playoffs. The Seattle...