2023 Washington Commanders schedule, betting odds, and predictions

By Zachary Cohen  (VSiN.com) 

May 11, 2023 06:40 PM

Commanders 2023 schedule makes it hard to buy a quick turnaround

The Washington Commanders are coming off a season in which they went 8-8-1, and they’re hoping that second-year quarterback Sam Howell is the answer under center. The Commanders are rather talented outside the quarterback position, so they can potentially turn some heads if he’s better than expected. But it’s going to be hard for Howell to immediately play well after having spent most of last season on the bench. Washington plays in a division with very good offenses, and the Commanders also happen to have a tough schedule outside of the NFC East. 

Washington Commanders betting odds

(odds from DraftKings as of May 11, 4:00 p.m. PT)

Season Win Total Odds: 6.5 (-120/+100)

Super Bowl Odds: +6500

NFC Champion: +3500

NFC East Champion: +950

Last season: 8-8-1, 4th in NFC East

Key additions: LB Cody Barton, QB Jacoby Brissett, OT Andrew Wylie, CB Emmanuel Forbes*, CB Jartavius Martin*, C Ricky Stromberg*

Key losses: QB Carson Wentz, QB Taylor Heinicke, C Wes Schweitzer, S Bobby McCain, OG Wes Martin, LB Cole Holcomb

* - drafted

2023 Washington Commanders schedule

  • Week 1: vs. Arizona Cardinals (WAS -4.5, Total: 40.5)
  • Week 2: @ Denver Broncos (DEN -3.5)
  • Week 3: vs. Buffalo Bills (BUF -4.5)
  • Week 4: @ Philadelphia Eagles (PHI -7)
  • Week 5: vs. Chicago Bears (WAS -1.5)
  • Week 6: @ Atlanta Falcons (ATL -1) 
  • Week 7: @ New York Giants (NYG -2.5) 
  • Week 8: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (PHI -4) 
  • Week 9: @ New England Patriots (NE -3.5) 
  • Week 10: @ Seattle Seahawks (SEA -3.5) 
  • Week 11: vs. New York Giants (NYG -1.5) 
  • Week 12: @ Dallas Cowboys (DAL -5.5)
  • Week 13: vs. Miami Dolphins (MIA -3.5) 
  • Week 14: BYE WEEK
  • Week 15: @ Los Angeles Rams (LAR -1)
  • Week 16: @ New York Jets (NYJ -5.5) 
  • Week 17: vs. San Francisco 49ers (SF -3)
  • Week 18: vs. Dallas Cowboys (DAL -3)

(odds from DraftKings Sportsbook)

Washington Commanders schedule this year

The Commanders have one of the tougher schedules in football in 2023. Washington only gets seven opponents that had losing records a year ago, and that includes teams like the Jets, Patriots and Broncos. All three are expected to be a lot better this season, and the Commanders will have to face the three of them on the road. Washington also has to deal with a very late bye week. That means that the Commanders won’t have much time to rest up and heal any minor injuries. Things could get ugly around midseason. One date to keep an eye on is October 5th. That meeting with Chicago is the only primetime game of the season for Washington. 

Washington Commanders schedule analysis

For more on the Commanders schedule, here’s what Matt Youmans and Wes Reynolds had to say on VSiN Tonight following the NFL’s official release:

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