The 2022 NFL season will see the Washington Commanders debut their new identity, leaving the team hoping that a new name will yield better on-field results. They haven't won a playoff matchup since the 2005 campaign but will be hoping to change that this year.
The Commanders went 7-10 last season, missing the postseason by only two games. They need to play more consistently on both sides of the ball to ensure history doesn't repeat itself, but there's no telling which version Washington fans will get in 2022.
Let's break down Washington's playoff chances in 2022 using odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.
Commanders Playoff Chances 2022
Washington is available at +165 to make the postseason. That equates to an implied probability of 37.7%, suggesting that the Commanders have a lot of work to do to get back into the playoff picture.
Commanders Playoff Odds 2022
FanDuel Sportsbook gives Washington the second-worst odds to win the NFC East in 2022. The Commanders are available at +450 to win the division, putting them behind the Dallas Cowboys (+115) and Philadelphia Eagles (+210), while only being ahead of the New York Giants (+700).
- Week 1: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
- Week 2: @ Detroit Lions
- Week 3: vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- Week 4: @ Dallas Cowboys
- Week 5: vs. Tennessee Titans
- Week 6: @ Chicago Bears
- Week 7: vs. Green Bay Packers
- Week 8: @ Indianapolis Colts
- Week 9: vs. Minnesota Vikings
- Week 10: @ Philadelphia Eagles
- Week 11: @ Houston Texans
- Week 12: vs. Atlanta Falcons
- Week 13: @ New York Giants
- Week 14: BYE
- Week 15: vs. New York Giants
- Week 16: @ San Francisco 49ers
- Week 17: vs. Cleveland Browns
- Week 18: vs. Dallas Cowboys
Commanders Win Total Over/Under 2022
The Commanders' win total has been set at 8.5, with +145 odds on the over and -170 on the under.
Washington has the sixth-worst odds to win the NFC outright at +3100. The Giants are the only NFC East team with worse odds (+4400) to accomplish that goal.
Commanders Super Bowl Odds 2022
As for the Super Bowl odds, the Commanders have the 11th-worst odds (+7000) to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Commanders 2022 Season Prediction
The Commanders have a decent core on paper, but only time will tell if they can avoid another injury-plagued season to reach their full potential.
Washington proved in 2020 that it could have one of the better defensive units and the team needs to get back to that level after giving up 25.5 PPG (No. 25) last year. If Carson Wentz can also rebound under center, the Commanders could surprise people next season.
While I think that the Commanders will miss the playoffs again, a favorable schedule could have them pulling off an upset and finishing a win above their projected total.
Commanders 2022 Record Prediction: 8-9
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