1:52 PM EST, Sat November 26, 2022
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College Football Week 13 open thread

College Football Week 13 open thread

Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Let’s watch some college football Week 13 of college football is here and we’ve got some great games on the schedule for today. Hogs Haven looked at some college prospects from Week 12 that could help the Washington Commanders out in the future, and we will be watching closely this week to see who stands out, and who has a future in the NFL. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-6) @ #1 Georgia Bulldogs (11-0), 12 pm DraftKings odds: Georgia -36, O/U 49 1/2 #3 Michigan Wolverines (11-0) @ #2 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-0), 12...
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Let’s have Jahan return punts this week

Let’s have Jahan return punts this week

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ With Dax Milne sidelined with a foot injury this week, Washington needs an alternate option at punt returner. Milne has normally taken between 2-3 punt returns per game, thought he’s returned as many as five in a couple of instances (against the Titans and Vikings). He’s been sure-handed, with no fumbles this year, but his punt return average has only been 7.8 yds/return, which currently puts him at 11th in the league among those with 15 or more returns. Interestingly, he does have the most punt returns in the league, with 30. So he’s...
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Washington Commanders vs Atlanta Falcons Friday Injury Report: Cole Holcomb to IR, Milo Eifler activated

Washington Commanders vs Atlanta Falcons Friday Injury Report: Cole Holcomb to IR, Milo Eifler activated

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Who’s practicing? The Washington Commanders are on a Thanksgiving schedule this week, and returned to practice today after having the holiday off. Cole Holcomb was placed on IR today after missing the last 4 games with a foot sprain. Ron Rivera said the foot just wasn’t getting better. LB Milo Eifler has been activated from IR after missing 7 games with a hamstring injury. We have made multiple roster moves:--Placed Cole Holcomb on the reserve/injured list--Activated Milo Eifler from the reserve/injured list...
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Ron Rivera Presser: We’ll make a decision about Chase Young playing on Sunday morning

Ron Rivera Presser: We’ll make a decision about Chase Young playing on Sunday morning

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Ron Rivera spoke to the media after practice Ron Rivera spoke to the media today after the team had off yesterday for Thanksgiving. The team placed LB Cole Holcomb on IR today, and Rivera said his foot sprain wasn’t getting better. They also activated LB Milo Eifler from IR. Dax Milne was ruled out, so the team will have to use one of their backup options(Alex Erickson, Danny Johnson, Jahan Dotson). Chase Young had two good days of practice this week, and a lot of things are adding up. Young is listed as questionable for Sunday’s home game...
Nov 24, 2022
NFL Week 12: Thanksgiving Day Football New England Patriots vs Minnesota Vikings

NFL Week 12: Thanksgiving Day Football New England Patriots vs Minnesota Vikings

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Let’s watch some football! Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time for the traditional Turkey Day football games. The Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys always host games on this day, and a third game at night was added in 2006. That game will be the New England Patriots visiting the Minnesota Vikings. We close out Thanksgiving with a visit to our old friend Kirk Cousins’ house. The Minnesota Vikings are hosting the New England Patriots. They are coming off an embarrassing blowout loss to the Cowboys last week, but are still sitting at 8-2 and are the...
Nov 24, 2022
Washington Commanders vs Atlanta Falcons Thursday Injury Report

Washington Commanders vs Atlanta Falcons Thursday Injury Report

Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK Who’s practicing? The Washington Commanders are on a Thanksgiving schedule this week, and didn't have practice today. That means they released an estimated injury report. There were a few changes from yesterday's practice report. Dax Milne moved from limited to DNP with a foot injury. James Smith-Williams did the opposite, going from DNP to limited with an illness. We will have to wait until tomorrow's practice to get a better idea of everyone's status for Sunday's home game against the Falcons. DNP LB Cole Holcomb -...
Nov 24, 2022
NFL Week 12: Thanksgiving Day Football New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys

NFL Week 12: Thanksgiving Day Football New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Let’s watch some football! Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time for the traditional Turkey Day football games. The Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys always host games on this day, and a third game at night was added in 2006. That game will be the New England Patriots visiting the Minnesota Vikings. The second game in the Thanksgiving Day lineup is an NFC East matchup with the New York Giants visiting the Dallas Cowboys. This is the game most Washington fans will be interested in today. Friendly reminder that Washington blew Dallas out two years ago on...
Nov 24, 2022
NFL Week 12: Thanksgiving Day Football Buffalo Bills vs Detroit Lions

NFL Week 12: Thanksgiving Day Football Buffalo Bills vs Detroit Lions

Photo by Dave Reginek/ Let’s watch some football! Happy Thanksgiving! It's time for the traditional Turkey Day football games. The Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys always host games on this day, and a third game at night was added in 2006. That game will be the New England Patriots visiting the Minnesota Vikings. The Lions and Bills kick off the Thanksgiving Day schedule. Josh Allen and the Bills go to the Motor City as big favorites and are looking to stay at the top of a very competitive AFC East. The Lions come into their annual Thanksgiving game on a 3-game win...
Nov 24, 2022
Washington Commanders Wild Card Watch - Week 12 NFC Playoff Projections

Washington Commanders Wild Card Watch - Week 12 NFC Playoff Projections

Playoffs... I intend to publish the Wild Card Watch as a weekly series for as long as Washington has a reasonable chance of earning a playoff spot. A total of 9 losses on the season by Washington at any point will probably bring the series to an abrupt end. Until then, I’ll keep my eye on the playoff prize and ignore the 2023 draft for as long as there’s a chance at the postseason. If you aren’t interested in this kind of article, now would be a good time to return to the front page and look for something less optimistic to read. The thoughts in this article are my own,...
Nov 24, 2022
Player Spotlight: Montez Sweat pass-rush motor took over vs. Houston

Player Spotlight: Montez Sweat pass-rush motor took over vs. Houston

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The defensive line caused havoc all day against the Houston Texans in its 1-on-1s and line games. This is a film session of how Sweat became a beneficiary of good, coordinated rushes among the defensive line. Montez Sweat has been a havoc wreaker at times as a pass rusher. His length, power, explosiveness, and closing speed caused opposing offensive tackles and the interior offensive line several issues this year. Nothing changed during the Houston Texans matchup, as Sweat accumulated two sacks and should have gotten a third sack as...
Nov 24, 2022
Washington vs Atlanta Week 12: 5 Questions with The Falcoholic

Washington vs Atlanta Week 12: 5 Questions with The Falcoholic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ It’s week 12 of the NFL season and the 6-5 Washington Commanders will be facing a 5-6 Falcons team in Raljon. This game has significant NFC Wild Card implications with both teams still in the thick of the race for the final couple playoff spots. The Falcons are in the midst of a three game losing streak, while Washington has won 5 of 6, and is one of the hottest teams in the league right now. Will Washington be able to dispatch another struggling opponent like it did with the Texans last week? Will the Falcons thrust themselves right back into...
Nov 24, 2022
Commanders fans are predicting a win against the Falcons on Sunday and now expect a playoff seeding

Commanders fans are predicting a win against the Falcons on Sunday and now expect a playoff seeding

Photo by Bob Levey/ Survey results!!! A newly confident fan base Washington fan confidence as measured by weekly Results surveys, has hit its highest point of the year following an emphatic win against the Texans in Houston last Sunday, and Hogs Haven readers expect the winning to continue, with 91% of those responding to this week’s survey predicting a win against the Atlanta Falcons at FedEx Field. Check out DraftKings Sportsbook, the official sportsbook partner of SB Nation. A win against the Falcons is a “must” if Washington wants to continue...
Nov 23, 2022
Washington Commanders vs Atlanta Falcons Wednesday Injury Report

Washington Commanders vs Atlanta Falcons Wednesday Injury Report

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Who’s practicing? The Washington Commanders are on a Thanksgiving schedule this week. Ron Rivera had shared some potentially bad news about Cole Holcomb. He has missed the last 4 games with a foot sprain, and now he will have to see a specialist. Starting CB Benjamin St-Juste also didn’t practice today after suffering an ankle injury last week. DE James Smith-Williams was the other DNP and he was listed with an illness. DNP LB Cole Holcomb - Holcomb has missed the last 4 weeks and needs to see a specialist for his foot...
Nov 23, 2022
Ron Rivera Presser: We'll take it one game at a time for backup QBs

Ron Rivera Presser: We'll take it one game at a time for backup QBs

Ron Rivera, Jack Del Rio, and players speak to the media Ron Rivera LIVE: HC Ron Rivera meets with the media https://t.co/zrGwmqYKZD— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) November 23, 2022 Chase Young: Rivera on Chase Young: "He looked good... showed us some things we've been looking for." Big key will be showing it again Friday.— John Keim (@john_keim) November 23, 2022 Backup QB: With Carson Wentz back, Ron Rivera said the QB plan for Sunday's game still will be Sam Howell as Taylor Heinicke's backup. Wentz worked off to the side; was able to do some...
Nov 23, 2022
Washington Injury Updates: Carson Wentz has been designated to return to practice

Washington Injury Updates: Carson Wentz has been designated to return to practice

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Wentz is back...up The Washington Commanders announced that QB Carson Wentz has been designated to return, and he will start his 21 day window to be activated from injured reserve. Wentz broke his ring finger on his throwing hand during a win over the Chicago Bears on October 13th and had surgery on it shortly after. He has missed the last 5 games, and was replaced by backup QB Taylor Heinicke during that stretch. The team has rallied around Heinicke and went 4-1 which gives them a winning record(6-5). Ron Rivera has named Taylor Heinicke the...