Commanders Rank Among Worst NFL Teams in December

Commanders Rank Among Worst NFL Teams in December
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It’s been another lost fall for fans of the Washington Commanders, who are 4-7 with four losses in their last five games — against the New York Giants (twice), Philadelphia, New England and Seattle.

While Washington hasn’t been officially eliminated from the NFL postseason, it seems like coach Ron Rivera’s future in the Nation’s Capital is bleak at the moment. This week, the Commanders head to Texas to play Thanksgiving Day against 7-3 Dallas on CBS at 4:30 p.m. Oddsmakers from ESPN BET Virginia list the visitors as a 10.5-point underdog.

With one of the most important months of the NFL season coming up, BetVirginia.com utilized StatMuse.com to find the records of every NFL team in December since 2013 to find the best to worst teams. Note all teams didn’t participate in the same amount of games, so ranking is based on win percentage.

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December Records Since 2013

Rank Team Record Win%
1 Green Bay Packers 32-9 .780
2 Kansas City Chiefs 34-10 .773
3 Dallas Cowboys 28-14 .667
4 Pittsburgh Steelers 29-15 .659
5 Baltimore Ravens 27-17 .614
6 Philadelphia Eagles 25-17 .595
7 Seattle Seahawks 26-18 .591
8 New England Patriots 25-18 .581
9 San Francisco 49ers 25-19 .568
10 New Orleans Saints 23-18 .561
11 Buffalo Bills 23-20 .535
12 Indianapolis Colts 22-20 .524
T-13 Los Angeles Rams 23-21 .523
T-13 Cincinnati Bengals 23-21 .523
T-13 Los Angeles Chargers 23-21 .523
16 Minnesota Vikings 23-22 .511
17 Miami Dolphins 22-22 .500
18 Carolina Panthers 20-21 .487
19 Atlanta Falcons 20-22 .476
20 Denver Broncos 21-24 .467
21 Arizona Cardinals 20-23 .465
22 Detroit Lions 18-24 .429
23 Tennessee Titans 18-25 .419
24 New York Jets 18-27 .400
25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-26 .395
26 Chicago Bears 16-26 .381
27 New York Giants 16-27-1 .375
T-28 Las Vegas Raiders 16-27 .372
T-28 Houston Texans 16-27 .372
30 Jacksonville Jaguars 15-29 .341
31 Washington Commanders 13-28-1 .321
32 Cleveland Browns 11-31 .262

The Commanders Super Bowl odds are among the worst in the NFL at +50000.

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Commanders Struggle in December

Given the Commanders lack of playoff berths this century, it’s little surprise Washington ranks near the bottom of the NFL in terms of December win percentage.

Overall, Washington ranks 31st by that metric, at .321, ranking ahead of the last-place Cleveland Browns, who have a .262 mark in the last decade. The Commanders’ 13 wins (to 28 losses and 1 tie) also rank as the second fewest of any NFL franchise, once again leading the lowly Browns (who have 11).

Leaguewide, the top teams since 2013 in December have been Green Bay (.780), Kansas City (.773) and Dallas (.667). Oddly enough, only the Chiefs have turned that hot December play into Super Bowl victories with two. The Packers had four trips to the NFC Championship Game, but lost all four. The Cowboys only have three playoff wins in five playoff trips in that time frame.

Virginia betting apps still see the Chiefs as a Super Bowl favorite despite Monday’s loss to Philadelphia. Kansas City and the Eagles are tied for the best Super Bowl title odds with San Francisco at +450.

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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