Commanders coach Ron Rivera will take over defensive play-calling on Sunday after firing Jack Del Rio last week. Rivera was asked if he likes calling the plays. "When it works," he joked. Welcome to the big leagues, Coach. His first task will be to tame one of the NFL's most potent offenses in the Dolphins.
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Commanders quarterback Sam Howell has thrown the ball to 13 receivers this year, spreading the catches around as he, and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, continue to tweak their approach.
DeSean Jackson will officially retire as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, the team said Wednesday.
After an inconsistent four seasons, including a disappointing 2023 season to date, with a 4-8 record that has seen Jack Del Rio's high-profile defense result in a bottom-feeding defense in nearly every measurable category, Del Rio, 60, was fired by Commanders coach Ron Rivera -- at least we are being led to believe it was his decision.
The Washington Commanders have five games remaining, and with the team out of the playoff race, the upcoming games will represent some of the best opportunities yet for the team's young players to prove themselves worthy of more playing time and new contracts.
Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera was asked last week what he appreciated about playing in the Thanksgiving Day game. He cited the downtime that would come on the other side.
The Washington Commanders have fired defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio and defensive backs coach Brent Vieselmeyer with five games remaining in the 2023 season.
DaRon Bland set an NFL record with his fifth interception return for a touchdown this season, Dak Prescott threw four TD passes and the Dallas Cowboys pulled away for a 45-10 Thanksgiving victory over the Washington Commanders on Thursday.
Alex Smith's remarkable comeback from a shattered broken leg included, most memorably, a Thanksgiving Day win in 2020 over the Dallas Cowboys.
The last time the Washington Commanders were in Dallas, the pregame spectacle almost overshadowed the game itself. No, it wasn't Dolly Parton, who will be performing at halftime of Thursday's game between the teams. It was former Washington owner Dan Snyder shaking hands with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
A change in NFL rules this year allows teams to play on a Thursday twice over the course of a season, something the Commanders will do when they take on the Cowboys this week. Their first Thursday appearance was a forgettable one, a 40-20 loss to the Bears that gave Chicago its first win of the season.
A saying Ron Rivera has used frequently since becoming coach of the Washington Commanders is: "Be where your feet are."
There's plenty of blame to go around on this one.
The Commanders rewarded those Giants fans who made the trek to Landover Sunday by coughing up three interceptions and three lost fumbles, and making practice squad quarterback Jersey Tommy Devito look like Eli Manning playing the Patriots.
Sam Howell threw three interceptions among six Commanders turnovers, and Washington may have reached the low point of Rivera's tenure as coach with a 31-19 home loss Sunday to the last-place New York Giants.
Before the first game between the Commanders and the Giants this season, this reporter used this space to proclaim, "Everything is breaking right" for Washington in a matchup that has usually been their kryptonite. That was a touch premature.
For sports fans, that moment of seeing a hometown hero honored as a league MVP can be the icing on the cake of a great year, or, in some cases, a frustrating reminder of missed opportunities. Either way, it's not the kind of moment that Washington-area fans -- especially baseball fans -- have a lot of familiarity with.
If there is one thing about DeVito, the 25-year-old is confident. That's what he will bring to the Washington area Sunday when he leads Brian Daboll's struggling Giants offense against the Commanders.
Washington's defense was about league average in big plays allowed in 2021 and 2022, and was near the front of the line in the 2020 playoff season. Why has this year's unit regressed?
Sam Howell continues to make his case for sticking around. Rivera, on the other hand, is running out of time.
The quarterback was the missing piece, all that was between the Commanders and winning. At least, that's what we were told.
Walkoff field goals. Comebacks. Close games. Sunday was filled with competitive action across the NFL. Just the way the league wants it.
Jason Myers converted his fifth field goal of the game, a 43-yarder as time expired, and the Seattle Seahawks held off the Washington Commanders 29-26 on Sunday.
Washington Commanders first-round pick Emmanuel Forbes Jr. was ejected Sunday for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Seattle wide receiver Tyler Lockett in the first quarter.
One of the unheralded secrets of winning in a loud environment has been a point of emphasis this week for the Washington Commanders: getting close in the huddle.
The Los Angeles Rams are signing quarterback Carson Wentz, a person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press.
Tiger Woods couldn't be more involved with primetime TGL unless he had built the arena. He helped develop the tech-infused golf league. He's playing in it. And now he's a team owner.
Sunday marked a big day for Washington Commanders rookies, but there was one player in particular who was toasted by teammates in the locker room.
Howell certainly gave those desperate for "the" quarterback to feel definite about it with his performance Sunday in Washington's 20-17 win over the New England Patriots.
Sam Howell threw a pre-halftime interception, then marched out of the locker room and logged back-to-back scores, securing a 20-17 Commanders victory over the New England Patriots.
Sam Howell passed for 325 yards and a touchdown and Quan Martin had a late interception to help the Washington Commanders hold on and beat the New England Patriots 20-17 on Sunday.