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.
December Records Since 2013
The Commanders Super Bowl odds are among the worst in the NFL at +50000.
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.