The NFL released the 2023 schedule Thursday night, and fans of all 32 teams are preparing accommodations for a trip to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.
We are kidding — sort of.
The schedule release is just another day on the NFL calendar for many fans. After all, every team’s schedule is set the moment the previous season ends. We know the who for months, but on schedule release day, we know the when.
Credit the NFL for turning yet another ho-hum announcement into an annual event.
One thing is certain; optimism is everywhere when the new schedule is released. Fans are going game-by-game, marking off what they think will be wins and which will be losses.
Therefore, we are going to do the same. Yes, it’s obviously way too early to make game-by-game predictions, but let’s have a little fun.
Week 1 vs. Cardinals
Score prediction:27-13, win (1-0)
Week 2 at Broncos
Score prediction: 20-17, win (2-0)
Week 3 vs. Bills
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) throws a pass under pressure by Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young (99). Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Score prediction: 34-24, loss (2-1)
Week 4 at Eagles
Score prediction: 28-17, loss (2-2)
Week 5 vs. Bears
Score prediction: 20-16, win (3-2)
Week 6 at Falcons
Score prediction: 23-20, loss (3-3)
Week 7 at Giants
Score prediction: 19-17, loss (3-4)
Week 8 vs. Eagles
Score prediction: 24-21, win (4-4)
Week 9 at Patriots
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones 10) looks to pass against the Washington Football Team during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
Score prediction: 16-13, loss (4-5)
Week 10 at Seahawks
Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Score prediction: 28-24, loss (4-6)
Week 11 vs. Giants
Washington Commanders wide receiver Jahan Dotson (1) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New York Giants during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Score prediction: 22-17, win (5-6)
Week 12 at Cowboys
Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) waves to the crowd as he and running back Antonio Gibson (24) celebrate a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Score prediction: 31-23, loss (5-7)
Week 13 vs. Dolphins
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) throws the ball in the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars during an NFL International Series game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Score prediction: 27-24, win (6-7)
Week 15: at Rams
Score prediction: 20-17, win (7-7)
Week 16 at Jets
New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (left) and cornerback Sauce Gardner walk off the court after game two of the 2023 NBA Eastern Conference semifinal playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Score prediction: 30-20, loss (7-8)
Week 17 vs. 49ers
Score prediction: 24-13, loss (7-9)
Week 18 vs. Cowboys
Jahan Dotson #1 of the Washington Commanders fumbles the ball during the second half of the game against the Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Jess Rapfogel/Getty Images)
Score prediction: 20-14, win (8-9)