The pressure is on for the Washington Commanders this week as they head into Week 16 knowing that a win against the San Francisco 49ers is needed to remain alive in the playoff hunt. Commanders have been defying expectations this season and looked primed to reach their goal of making the playoffs, but last week’s devastating loss against the Giants dashed any hopes they may have had of competing in January.
Fortunately, all hope isn’t lost yet as a win will put them right back in the mix. Can Washington pull off this must-win game with an upset over San Francisco and get within one game of a playoff berth? Only time will tell!
Washington Commanders vs. San Francisco 49ers Odds
|DraftKings Maryland Odds
|Over 38 (-105)
|Under 38 (-115)
|First Score Method 3-Way
|FanDuel Maryland Odds
|Over 37.5 (-115)
|Under 37.5 (-105)
|First Drive Result
|Field Goal Attempt
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Week 16 Preview: Commanders @ San Francisco 49ers
With a season full of obstacles and injuries, it’s amazing that the 49ers have managed to remain one of, if not the best team in the NFC. After starting the season with a record of 3-4, the San Fran crew underwent an incredible reverse and have now won seven straight games. While it seems impossible to fathom such success when your quarterback is a rookie drafted from the seventh round, this resilient team continues to defy expectations.
The Commanders know their upcoming challenge won’t be easy as they travel across the country to face a formidable San Francisco defense. Despite originally predicting an even matchup, Draftkings Sportsbook now has the 49ers as clear 7-point favorites over Washington. It should certainly prove an intriguing battle as two determined teams face off for an exciting week of heated competition.
Battle of Defenses
We can expect spectacular defenses in this match-up as both a well-known for limiting their opponent’s capabilities. The 49ers are no. 1 in the league, in terms of limiting the opponent’s rushing yards per game (74.7) and total yards per game (286.1).
Meanwhile, the Commanders are also showcasing their defensive capabilities this season, limiting their opponents to 308.9 total yards per game (fourth in the league), while having a better passing defense against the 49ers.
Not much pressure for the 49ers as they already clinched the NFC West, but the Commanders are still fighting for the last playoff spots in the NFC. The Giants are one game ahead, while the Detroit Lions may emerge as their competition, depending on the outcome of this week’s games.