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Predicting the Commanders' 2024 full schedule


The opinions in this article do not reflect those of the team and are not based on any inside information.

The NFL is releasing its full 2024 schedule on Wednesday at 8 p.m., meaning that we'll finally get a full picture of what Jayden Daniels' rookie year will look like in the Adam Peters-Dan Quinn era.

Until then, fans are going to flood social media with predictions. So, I decided to join the fun and give my best guess on how the 2024 season will unfold.

Here are the Commanders' nine home opponents this year:

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • New York Giants
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Chicago Bears

And here are their eight road opponents:

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • New York Giants
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Cincinnati Bengals

Without any further delay, let's get into my prediction:

Week 1: Commanders vs. Bears

Kickoff: Sunday, Sept. 8

The Commanders are due for a road opener, but we're starting things off with the No. 2 pick squaring off against the No. 1 pick. The Commanders will play the Bears for the third straight season with the road team winning the previous two.

Week 2: Commanders at Cardinals

Kickoff: Sunday, Sept. 15

The Commanders get a break with their longest road trip of season coming in Week 2. Also, Kliff Kingsbury makes his return to Arizona to take on his former quarterback.

Week 3: Commanders at Buccaneers

Kickoff: Sunday, Sept. 22

The Commanders get an early test against their first of six playoff teams on the schedule with an resurgent Baker Mayfield leading the Bucs.

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Week 4: Commanders at Ravens (Monday Night Football)

Kickoff: Monday, Sept. 30.

The Commanders come back home (sort of) to take on Lamar Jackson -- the quarterback Daniels said he's most looking forward to playing against -- under the lights in a prime time Battle of the Beltway.

Week 5: Commanders vs. Titans

Kickoff: Sunday, Oct. 6

The Commanders will look for revenge from the last-second loss they suffered at home against the Titans in 2022.

Week 6: Commanders vs. Eagles

Kickoff: Sunday, Oct. 13

The Commanders nearly took down one of the best teams in the NFC twice last year. Maybe the third time with a new quarterback and a raucous crowd will be the charm.

Week 7: Commanders at Bengals

Kickoff: Sunday, Oct. 20

The Commanders are dead even in their series with the Bengals, 5-5-1, and will head to Cincinatti for the first time since 2008.

Week 8: BYE

The Commanders have had a late bye week for the past two seasons. This year, they get a midseason break with a favorable slate -- six home games and four road games -- for the rest of the way.

Week 9: Commanders vs. Cowboys

Kickoff: Sunday, Nov. 3

Micah Parsons, meet Jayden Daniels.

Week 10: Commanders at Saints

Kickoff: Sunday, Nov. 10

Daniels makes his return to the Bayou State.

Week 11: Commanders vs. Browns

Kickoff: Sunday, Nov. 17

The Browns played a role in knocking the Commanders out of the playoffs the last time they came to FedExField. Washington hasn't beaten Cleveland since 2016.

Week 12: Commanders at Giants

Kickoff: Sunday, Nov. 24

The Commanders will look to break an 0-3-1 streak against their division rival.

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Week 13: Commanders at Cowboys (Thursday Night Football)

Kickoff: Thursday, Nov. 28

Cowboys and Commanders on Thanksgiving. Can't say much more than that.

Week 14: Commanders vs. Panthers

Kickoff: Sunday, Dec. 8

The Commanders come back from the break with a home matchup against last year's No. 1 overall pick. Washington will try to get its first home win over the Panthers since 2018.

Week 15: Commanders vs. Falcons

Kickoff: Dec. 15

I was really tempted to make this a primetime game. Either way, Washington will look to get its first win over its former quarterback.

Week 16: Commanders vs. Steelers (Thursday Night Football)

Kickoff: Dec. 19

Whether it's Russell Wilson or Justin Fields, playing the Steelers in December is never easy.

Week 17: Commanders at Eagles (Christmas Day)

Kickoff: Dec. 25

Let's hope Eagles fans don't decide to pelt Santa with batteries...again.

Week 18: Commanders vs. Giants

Kickoff: Jan. 5

The Commanders get a long break to prepare for what will hopefully be a playoff push against a division foe that gives them trouble.

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