In recent weeks, Washington Commanders have been circling the sewers. In a match of the turd-to-tall franchises racing to the sewers, Sunday’s Week 1 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington didn’t want to change.
Sure, Carson Wentz threw an pick for an outside rookie, but he also dropped two raindrops on rookie Jahan Dotson and was so close to the top four that he was predicted to be four. last year. However, it was a game against a Jaguars team that died for the last time in attack and defense in 2021, picked first overall in their second consecutive draft, and then spent the budget. for a whole season of the Marvel Disney+ series in the company for free.
Unfortunately, Caesars Sportsbook bookmakers are not convinced. Washington is a dog 2.5 points against the Lion in Week 2. Why is that shocking? Before that, the lions was unpopular for 24 consecutive games. The Lions won 3-13 last season and the biggest buyer this season is DJ Chark. And unlike Washington, they lost by a margin in Week 1 to a much stronger Eagles team. Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders and AJ Brown roamed the Lions’ defence. However, you could argue that Detroit was one of the most impressive losers of Week 1 because of their second-half offensive increase. The bar is low when you’re a Lion, so you have to take moral victories where you can find them.
For many years, Washington has become a low-end franchise. In 2009, Detroit broke its 19-game losing streak by beating Washington 19-14.
Sunday’s game was like a passing torch – if both teams were covered in kerosene and hugged it too close to their chests. For decades, the Lions have been the NFL’s king of porcelain thrones franchises. The Browns and Lions boast the NFL’s worst win percentage since 2000, followed by Jags, Texans, Raiders and Commanders. Cleveland invests his future in an alleged sex offender like Deshaun Watson (he denies any wrongdoing) bolstering their claims. Jacksonville also has the spoils, but the Jags have had some degree of playoff success over the past decade. Texans football operations are being managed by an executive with previous experience as a character coach for the Pats and team chaplain for the Kansas City captains. However, Detroit was so terrible that two of the greatest Lions in history, Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson, walked away on top of their game. However, Daniel Snyder Era in DC was once an escalating shipwreck for the Army, so much so that it seemed Washington was coming for that title, too.
During the Commanders’ win over Jacksonville, Washington reported the league’s lowest attendance. It’s a stunning reversal of fortunes. That apathy for the Commies’ debut is the continuance of a decade-long trend. From 1999 through 2012, Washington managed to cement itself in the top three in attendance. By 2021, the team was 31st in average home attendance behind Detroit, but last in home capacity percentage because D.C.’s FedEx Field can host almost 30,000 more fans. Officially, however, FedEx’s capacity is listed at approximately 67,000. However, due to some creative stadium feng shui, the Commanders have covered or eliminated approximately 24,000 seats.
The worst part about it is that Washington has advantages that cities like Detroit, Cleveland, and Jacksonville don’t. Their fanbase had been slavishly devoted to the team, they were situated outside the nation’s capital and had enough cultural cachet to get ball fan rock wearing pig snout and skirt.
Somehow, the Snyders had flushed every advantage they had inherited down the drain. Allegations of sexual harassment, investigations by multiple state attorneys general, and an incompetent rebranding process caused their stock to crash. The defeat to the Lions can be remembered as the moment when the Army ascended the throne.