Washington Commanders Playoff Chances: Tracking the Commanders Playoff Picture

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Key Takeaways:

  • The Washington Commanders' playoff chances are 27.8%.
  • Odds for the Commanders to make the playoffs are at +260 per DraftKings.
  • The Commanders did not make the postseason in 2023, and hold some of the longest Super Bowl odds heading into the 2024 season.
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The Commanders' playoff chances heading into 2024 are low given their 4-13 record in 2023. We will be updating the Commanders' playoff chances provided by Virginia sportsbooks throughout the offseason and heading into the 2024 season.

What Are the Commanders Playoff Chances?

The Commanders' playoff chances are 27.8%. Odds for the team to win the Super Bowl and NFC are listed below, via DraftKings Virginia. These odds did not change after the Commanders drafted QB Jayden Daniels second overall in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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⭐ Commanders Playoff Chances27.8% chance (+260)
πŸ‘‘ Commanders Win Super Bowl LIX1% chance (+10000)
πŸ† Commanders Win NFC1.64% chance (+6000)
πŸ”₯ Commanders Win NFC East11.1% chance (+800)
βœ… Last Verified by ExpertJune 20, 2024

Playoff chances can be calculated by converting the odds offered by online Virginia sportsbook apps to an implied probability.

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Washington Commanders 2024 Schedule

Below is the Commanders' 2024-25 schedule with odds from DraftKings.

πŸ“† Week 1 at Tampa Bay BuccaneersWAS +3.5, ML +154
πŸ“† Week 2 vs. New York GiantsWAS -3, ML -135
πŸ“† Week 3 at Cincinnati BengalsWAS +7, ML +260
πŸ“† Week 4 at Arizona CardinalsWAS +2.5, ML +114
πŸ“† Week 5 vs. Cleveland BrownsWAS +3, ML +130
πŸ“† Week 6 at Baltimore RavensWAS +8, ML +280
πŸ“† Week 7 vs. Carolina PanthersWAS -3, ML -155
πŸ“† Week 8 vs. Chicago BearsWAS +2, ML +110
πŸ“† Week 9 at New York GiantsWAS +1.5, ML +105
πŸ“† Week 10 vs. Pittsburgh SteelersWAS +1.5, ML +102
πŸ“† Week 11 at Philadelphia EaglesWAS +6.5, ML +225
πŸ“† Week 12 vs. Dallas CowboysWAS +3, ML +136
πŸ“† Week 13 vs. Tennessee TitansWAS -1.5, ML -122
πŸ“† Week 14BYE
πŸ“† Week 15 at New Orleans SaintsWAS +3, ML +124
πŸ“† Week 16 vs. Philadelphia EaglesWAS +3, ML +130
πŸ“† Week 17 vs. Atlanta FalconsWAS +2, ML +110
πŸ“† Week 18 at Dallas CowboysWAS +5.5, ML +185

Washington Commanders 2023 Schedule and Results

πŸ“† Week 1 vs. Arizona CardinalsWin, 20-16
πŸ“† Week 2 at Denver BroncosWin, 35-33
πŸ“† Week 3 vs. Buffalo BillsLoss, 37-3
πŸ“† Week 4 at Philadelphia EaglesLoss, 34-31
πŸ“† Week 5 vs. Chicago BearsLoss, 40-20
πŸ“† Week 6 at Atlanta FalconsWin, 24-16
πŸ“† Week 7 at New York GiantsLoss, 14-7
πŸ“† Week 8 vs. Philadelphia EaglesLoss, 38-31
πŸ“† Week 9 at New England PatriotsWin, 20-17
πŸ“† Week 10BYE WEEK
πŸ“† Week 11 at Seattle SeahawksLoss, 29-26
πŸ“† Week 12 vs New York GiantsLoss, 31-19
πŸ“† Week 13 at Dallas CowboysLoss, 45-10
πŸ“† Week 14 vs. Miami DolphinsLoss, 45-15
πŸ“† Week 15 at Los Angeles RamsLoss, 28-20
πŸ“† Week 16 at New York JetsLoss, 30-28
πŸ“† Week 17 vs. San Francisco 49ersLoss, 27-10
πŸ“† Week 18 vs. Dallas CowboysLoss, 38-10

Washington Commanders Playoff Chances: Key Offseason Updates June 2024

In order to stay up to date with what is going on with the Washington Commanders playoff picture, I am tracking breaking news and notes surrounding the Commanders that impact their playoff chances.

  • πŸ—“οΈ May 15: The Commanders' 2024 schedule was released, and they will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to start the season. Washington opened as a 3.5-point underdog.
  • πŸ“† April 25-27: The Commanders drafted LSU QB Jayden Daniels second overall. They selected nine total players in the 2024 NFL Draft.
  • πŸ“† March 14: The Commanders trade QB Sam Howell to the Seattle Seahawks.
  • πŸ“† January 7: The Commanders finish the season 4-13 after losing to the Dallas Cowboys.

Bookmark this page and check back for all the key developments and breaking news impacting the Commanders’ chances to make the playoffs.

Key Contributors Toward Commanders Playoff Chances

Quarterback Sam Howell had some great moments and some terrible ones. Washington's weapons, mainly Brian Robinson, Terry McLaurin, and Jahan Dotson, all had mediocre to lackluster seasons. No Commanders offensive player performed well enough to push the team over the top.

Washington traded arguably their two best defenders before the trade deadline, and the defense went from bad to terrible. Jon Allen and Daron Payne both had down seasons, and Washington's secondary was the worst in football.

Needless to say, a major overhaul is needed in 2024. That started with the team drafting QB Jayden Daniels second overall in the 2024 NFL Draft. Now, the hope is that Daniels can help turn things around.

Where Can I Bet on the Commanders to Make the Playoffs?

You can bet on the Commanders to make the playoffs at all major sportsbooks in Virginia and Maryland. Keep in mind these odds are dynamic, and they can change in an instant. Most major sportsbooks in the U.S., like BetMGM Virginia, DraftKings or Caesars, offer this market. In order to place a wager on the Commanders to make the playoffs, you must be 21 or older and in a state that has legal sports betting through licensed operators.

Looking Ahead: Commanders Playoff Picture

The Washington Commanders took QB Jayden Daniels in the 2024 NFL Draft, meaning there could be some growing pains in 2024 as he adjusts to the NFL. With a major roster overhaul, fans shouldn't expect a playoff appearance in 2024, though anything is possible in the NFL.

Do the Commanders Have a Chance to Make the Playoffs?

The Washington Commanders were eliminated from the playoff picture during the 2023 season. As far as 2024 goes, pundits and oddsmakers are low on Washington’s chances, though things could change depending on Jayden Daniels' development.

Are the Commanders Out of Playoffs?

The Commanders did not make the playoffs in 2023. It remains to be seen whether they'll make it in 2024.

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Where Do the Washington Commanders Rank in the NFC East?

The Commanders finished last in the NFC East in 2023:

  1. Dallas Cowboys 12-5
  2. Philadelphia Eagles 11-6
  3. New York Giants 6-11
  4. Washington Commanders 4-13

Where Do the Washington Commanders Rank in the NFC Playoff Standings?

Washington was eliminated from playoff contention during the 2023 season. The Commanders last made the playoffs in 2020, winning the NFC East that year.

Where Do the Commanders Rank in the NFC Wild Card Race?

Washington did not make the playoffs as a wild card, or at all, in 2023.

Can the Commanders Get the No. 1 Seed?

The San Francisco 49ers earned the NFC's No. 1 seed in 2023.

Who to Root for if You're a Washington Commanders Fan

The main rivals for Washington are the Giants, Eagles, and Cowboys, making it beneficial for Washington supporters to cheer for any team facing these three competitors.

Apart from their divisional adversaries, Washington fans should hope for the struggles of any teams that would be in their way for the best possible playoff seed.

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Washington Commanders Postseason Outlook and Predictions

We would say 2023 was a great season, but it was not even close.

Both the offense and defense underperformed dramatically, and the Commanders hired Dan Quinn to be their new head coach. With a new roster overhaul and a new quarterback in 2024, it's tough to say how the season will go, though it's assumed that it'll be a season of growth for Washington.

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