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Commanders Reacts Survey: Week 13 - Confidence, predicting wins and the impact of players returning from injury

Commanders Reacts Survey: Week 13 - Confidence, predicting wins and the impact of players returning from injury

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Survey Questions! Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Washington Commanders fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in weekly in-season email surveys sent to fans around the world. This week, we have the usual confidence question, plus two more. Question 2 asks you to predict the Commanders record over the final 5 games. Question 3 asks about the most impactful player returning from injury. As always, the results will be published...
Nov 29, 2022
Ball control offense is working as designed for the Commanders

Ball control offense is working as designed for the Commanders

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The defense is overachieving, but the offense is also doing okay. A common refrain I keep hearing and reading (I’ve even said it myself a few times) is that the Commanders offense should be scoring more points. It is unsustainable, many fans say, to expect the defense to keep holding opponents to 21 points or less to get the win. I’m beginning to doubt that this is completely true. When I was a youngish lad, I attended university at VCU just as the school’s basketball program started enjoying success. The Rams joined the Sunbelt...
Nov 28, 2022
Commanders Wild Card Watch - Week 13 NFC Playoff Projections (Washington as the 6th seed scenario)

Commanders Wild Card Watch - Week 13 NFC Playoff Projections (Washington as the 6th seed scenario)

Playoffs! I intend to publish the Wild Card Watch as a weekly series for as long as Washington has a reasonable chance of earning a playoff spot. A total of 9 losses on the season by Washington at any point will probably bring the series to an abrupt end. Until then, I’ll keep my eye on the playoff prize and ignore the 2023 draft for as long as there’s a chance at the postseason. If you aren’t interested in this kind of article, now would be a good time to return to the front page and look for something less optimistic to read. The thoughts in this article are my own, and...
Nov 24, 2022
Washington Commanders Wild Card Watch - Week 12 NFC Playoff Projections

Washington Commanders Wild Card Watch - Week 12 NFC Playoff Projections

Playoffs... I intend to publish the Wild Card Watch as a weekly series for as long as Washington has a reasonable chance of earning a playoff spot. A total of 9 losses on the season by Washington at any point will probably bring the series to an abrupt end. Until then, I’ll keep my eye on the playoff prize and ignore the 2023 draft for as long as there’s a chance at the postseason. If you aren’t interested in this kind of article, now would be a good time to return to the front page and look for something less optimistic to read. The thoughts in this article are my own,...
Nov 24, 2022
Commanders fans are predicting a win against the Falcons on Sunday and now expect a playoff seeding

Commanders fans are predicting a win against the Falcons on Sunday and now expect a playoff seeding

Photo by Bob Levey/ Survey results!!! A newly confident fan base Washington fan confidence as measured by weekly Results surveys, has hit its highest point of the year following an emphatic win against the Texans in Houston last Sunday, and Hogs Haven readers expect the winning to continue, with 91% of those responding to this week’s survey predicting a win against the Atlanta Falcons at FedEx Field. Check out DraftKings Sportsbook, the official sportsbook partner of SB Nation. A win against the Falcons is a “must” if Washington wants to continue...
Nov 22, 2022
Commanders Reacts Survey: Week 12 - Confidence, calling the Atlanta game & division finish

Commanders Reacts Survey: Week 12 - Confidence, calling the Atlanta game & division finish

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Poll questions!!! Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Washington Commanders fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in weekly in-season email surveys sent to fans around the world. Three questions this week; I think they are all self-explanatory. Feel free to add your comments below. Please take our survey
Nov 21, 2022
It took a while to realize what I’d seen; the Commanders were simply a better team than the Texans

It took a while to realize what I’d seen; the Commanders were simply a better team than the Texans

Photo by Cooper Neill/ Grinding out the wins For many years, Washington fans have had to analyze what went right in each victory in hopes of seeing the team do it again. Usually, the answer stands out — key turnovers, a couple of outstanding pass plays or maybe a dominant run game or pass rush. After spending a relaxing 3 hours watching the Commanders take an early lead, build on it, and then give up a TD scoring opportunity in the final 2 minutes in favor of simply running out the clock in a clear victory, I was left wondering just how the team had done it. Clearly,...
Nov 18, 2022
Commanders fans rally around Taylor Heinicke

Commanders fans rally around Taylor Heinicke

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Poll results!!! The Washington Commanders have won 4 out of their last 5 games and are relevant in the NFC playoff picture. With backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke having been under center for the 4 most recent games and winning 3 of them, fan confidence has been slowly building, but saw an upward spike this week in the wake of the dominating victory by the Commanders over the NFL’s last unbeaten team, division rival Philadelphia Eagles. Check out DraftKings Sportsbook, the official sportsbook partner of SB Nation. The fan...
Nov 18, 2022
Washington Commanders wildcard watch 2022 - Week 11

Washington Commanders wildcard watch 2022 - Week 11

Playoffs?!! I intend to publish the Wildcard Watch as a weekly series for as long as Washington has a reasonable chance of earning a playoff spot. A total of 9 losses on the season by Washington at any point will probably bring the series to an abrupt end. Until then, I’ll keep my eye on the playoff prize and ignore the 2023 draft for as long as there’s a chance at the postseason. If you aren’t interested in this kind of article, now would be a good time to return to the front page and look for something less optimistic to read. The thoughts in this article are my own,...
Nov 15, 2022
Commanders Reacts Survey: Week 11 - Confidence, quarterbacks & playoff contenders

Commanders Reacts Survey: Week 11 - Confidence, quarterbacks & playoff contenders

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Survey Questions!!! Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Washington Commanders fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in weekly in-season email surveys sent to fans around the world. We have 3 questions this week; I think they are all self-explanatory. Please take our survey
Nov 15, 2022
Commanders dominate clock, scoreboard and box scores in Monday night victory over previously unbeaten Eagles

Commanders dominate clock, scoreboard and box scores in Monday night victory over previously unbeaten Eagles

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ A team victory that involved all three phases in complementary football Many people said in advance of Monday night’s football game that the Commanders would have to play a perfect game to beat the Eagles, and no one gave the 11-point underdogs much of a chance against the NFC and NFC East leading Philadelphia team. All of those people were wrong because the Commanders won in...well... commanding fashion without playing a perfect game. While this was a team win that involved all three phases — offense, defense and special teams — in...
Nov 13, 2022
Washington fans only slightly buoyed by Snyder’s decision to sell as the NFC East leads in wins and expectations for end-of-season honors

Washington fans only slightly buoyed by Snyder’s decision to sell as the NFC East leads in wins and expectations for end-of-season honors

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Poll results!!! Two weeks ago, Washington fan confidence was at 43% in our Hogs Haven Reacts poll. Last week, the poll was sent out before Dan Snyder’s announcement that he planned to sell the team, so the full effect of the announcement wasn’t seen in the voting, and fan confidence took the slightest of dips to 42% in the wake of the ‘squeaker’ win at Indianapolis. Check out DraftKings Sportsbook, the official sportsbook partner of SB Nation. This week, the Commanders lost a game at home to the Minnesota Vikings that had...
Nov 11, 2022
Commanders fans know long-awaited change is coming; they both hope for and expect Jeff Bezos to be their savior

Commanders fans know long-awaited change is coming; they both hope for and expect Jeff Bezos to be their savior

It can’t happen soon enough Dan Snyder has owned the Washington NFL franchise for 23 years. During those 23 years, he has turned winning coaches into losers. He has drained the home stadium of fans and seating, and then half-filled what was left with opposing fans. Dan Snyder took over a franchise that had a regular season record of 461-410-27, and pushed that all-time record to where it now sits, 3 games below .500. Dan Snyder bought a franchise in 1999 that boasted 5 World Championships, including 3 Lombardi trophies. In the 23 years since he took over, that team...
Nov 9, 2022
Who will own the Commanders in 2023? Here are 12 potential buyers for you to consider

Who will own the Commanders in 2023? Here are 12 potential buyers for you to consider

Poll questions!! Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Washington Commanders fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in regular email surveys. Of course we have our regular question about fan confidence in this week’s poll, but the focus this week is on the countdown that is measurable in weeks, or even days, to the end of our long nightmare, when Dan Snyder finally does the right thing and sells the team. Today, we ask two questions: Who do you WANT to buy the team? Who...
Nov 7, 2022
Two big plays (one good, one bad) from Commanders offense, defense & special teams in loss to Vikings

Two big plays (one good, one bad) from Commanders offense, defense & special teams in loss to Vikings

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Washington falls to 4-5 while the Vikings move to 7-1 Today I want to show you six pivotal plays from Sunday’s loss to Minnesota. Defense - good Ben St-Juste & Danny Johnson combine for an interception in the end zone Washington’s defense gave up an easy touchdown on the opening drive of the game, but then tightened up. They mixed up the defense, opening the game in a 5-man front, then playing a 4-man front for most of the rest of the game, with occasional 5-man fronts and some effective use of blitzes and occasionally deploying a ‘spy’...

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