The commanders are 7-7-1, barely clinging to the last spot on the NFC playoff field. With two games to go, they could be making a quarterback change.
as explained on sunday american football nightthe Washington coaching staff will meet on Monday to review the performances of Taylor Heinicke and Carson Wentz in Saturday’s loss to the 49ers. Consider the player’s strengths and weaknesses.
Wait for the decision to be made by Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning at the latest. And while there’s no indication of how that will play out, the coaching staff apparently liked what they saw from Wentz in his first game action in Chicago since Oct. 13.
Heinicke has also done a lot of favors for them in recent weeks. Probably the best approach is to have both and use both.
Heinicke made 13 of 18 passes Saturday for 166 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Wentz connected on 12 of 16 throws for 123 yards and 1 touchdown. Heinicke also fumbled once, but the 49ers recovered.
The Commanders will close out the season with home games against the Browns and Cowboys. Washington has gone 0-2-1 in his last three games, winning six of his seven games.
If both win, the commander wins. A single loss could cause any of his various 7-8 teams (Packers, Lions, Seahawks) to slip in front of the Commander and a 9-8 team to beat his 8-8-1. higher.
It may depend on the Cowboys resting the starter in Week 18. If the Eagles defeat the Saints on Sunday to clinch the division title, the Cowboys will be locked in as the No. 5 seed. There is nothing to gain or lose in the regular season finale.
One takeaway is this — if they lose to the Commanders (assuming they beat the Browns on Sunday), Aaron Rodgers won’t be sitting at the postseason table and will be hot (but not as hot as they are). ) through Saturday) Lions are also shut out.