Washington Commanders Super Bowl LVII Betting

Washington Commanders NFL Betting

Washington Commanders NFL Betting

Last year showed everyone why the Washington Commanders, formerly the Redskins and Football Team, are the worst run franchise in sports. Owner Dan Snyder’s reign of error included a 2021 collapsed stadium barrier and another losing season on the field. Head coach Ron Rivera has had to deal with serious health issues and a terrible boss in his two years at Washington. The team indeed plays hard for Rivera. But it is also a fact that the Commanders don’t have enough talent to be championship contenders.

Carson Wentz arrives from the Indianapolis Colts to take over as quarterback after one season. Wentz was the scapegoat after failing to win the season's final game at Jacksonville, costing the Colts a playoff berth. He was run out of Philadelphia on a rail two years ago. That is hardly going to move the narrative of expectations for Danny Boy’s Commanders.

NFL Futures Betting Odds

To win Super Bowl LVII: +10500

To win NFC Conference: +4250

To win NFC East Division: +556

NFL Week 1 Betting Odds

Jacksonville Jaguars +4

Washington Commanders -4

Total: 43.5

*Odds as of June, 2022

Washington Commanders Schedule & Results

WEEK MATCHUP RESULT RECORD
Week 1 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - -
Week 2 at Detroit Lions - -
Week 3 vs. Philadelphia Eagles - -
Week 4 at Dallas Cowboys - -
Week 5 vs. Tennessee Titans - -
Week 6 at Chicago Bears - -
Week 7 vs.Green Bay Packers - -
Week 8 at Indianapolis Colts - -
Week 9 vs. Minnesota Vikings - -
Week 10 at Philadelphia Eagles - -
Week 11 at Houston Texans - -
Week 12 vs. Atlanta Falcons - -
Week 13 at New York Giants - -
Week 14 BYE
Week 15 vs. New York Giants - -
Week 16 at San Francisco 49ers - -
Week 17 vs. Cleveland Browns - -
Week 18 vs. Dallas Cowboys - -

Washington does not bring much cache to the TV networks and will get limited feature exposure in 2022. The Commanders are at the Chicago Bears in a Thursday night Prime Video game in week six. And then, in week ten comes an ESPN Monday Night Football game at the Philadelphia Eagles.  There are two flex dates for the Commanders late in the season, but they are not likely to get bumped up to a feature game.

Washington Commanders Past Seasons (2000)

YEAR RECORD PLAYOFFS
2021 7-10 None
2020 7-9 Lost Wild Card Round
2019 3-13 None
2018 7-9 None
2017 7-9 None
2016 8-7-1 None
2015 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2014 4-12 None
2013 3-13 None
2012 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2011 5-11 None
2010 6-10 None
2009 4-12 None
2008 8-8 None
2007 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2006 5-11 None
2005 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2004 6-10 None
2003 5-11 None
2002 7-9 None
2001 8-8 None
2000 8-8 None

Founded in 1932 as the Boston Redskins, the franchise became the Washington Redskins in 1937. The Washington franchise has had great periods of glory and plenty of years of ineptitude.

Washington was a perennial contender and 2-time NFL champion from 1936 through 1945. Then, from 1946 through 1970, the Redskins never made the playoffs. But then head coach and general manager George Allen changed that with five playoff berths in six years from 1971 to 1976, including a 1972 NFC championship. The late Allen made the Pro Football Hall of Fame based largely on his work in Washington.

The man that made the Redskins into Super Bowl champions was another Hall of Fame coach, Joe Gibbs. From 1982 through 1991, the Redskins won three Super Bowl titles with one other Super Bowl appearance.

Since Danny Boy Snyder took ownership of the franchise in 1999, Washington has posted just six playoff appearances. Their last four postseason bids were wild card losses. Washington hasn’t been close to being a bona fide Super Bowl contender during his reign of error.

In 2020 Snyder dropped the team nickname “Redskins” in a desperate sacrifice on the altar of political correctness after allegations of sexual harassment being a systemic issue in his organization. Only a putrid NFC East Division allowed Washington to slip into the 2020 playoffs.

Subsequently, Snyder has been accused of cheating his fellow NFL owners out of their cut of FedEx Field gate receipts. With all of the trouble that Snyder has caused the league, one would think he would be a candidate for expulsion. Yet he is not, which leads to plenty of speculation about why that is.

The Redskins changed their name to the Commanders in 2022.

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