Game #15 is a turning point for the Washington Commanders’ season

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The Washington Commanders (7-6-1) are back on the road and staring at a turning point in their season. With a win today, and losses by Seattle and the teams behind them, the Commanders would take a big step towards a Wild Card spot. First things first, they have to beat the first place San Francisco 49ers on the road in a game that Vegas gives nearly a touchdown advantage to the home team.

With Chase Young activated for today’s game for the first time in over a year after reconstruction surgery of his knee ligaments, the Commanders are facing a whole lot of doubters out there including possibly even Head Coach Ron Rivera after a rumor surfaced this morning that he would pull his starting quarterback, Taylor Heinicke, if he is struggling today in favor of backup Carson Wentz.

Vegas has the Commanders as a 6.5 point underdog and the 49ers have only lost one game at home this season. 

“I think it’s just really going out and continue to do what we do. Go out and make sure we are executing and not missing opportunities.”

— Head Coach Ron Rivera

A reminder that Cole Holcomb (injured reserve) is still out and here are the inactives:

  • Saahdiq Charles
  • QB Sam Howell
  • Kam Curl
  • Chris Paul
  • Daniel Wise

Matchup: Washington Commanders (7-6-1) at San Francisco 49ers (10-4)

Date|Time: Saturday, Dec. 24 | 4:05 p.m. ET

Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

TELEVISION: CBS Network with Kevin Harlan (play-by-play); Trent Green (analyst); Melanie Collins (sideline reporter); Gene Steratore (rules analyst).

RADIO: Commanders radio network flagship station is WBIG 100.3 (Big 100) with Julie Donaldson as the host, Bram Weinstein on play-by-play, and London Fletcher as the analyst. On satellite radio channels Sirius 98, XM 231 and SiriusXM online 831.

Vegas lines: Washington is a +6.5 underdog with an Over/Under of 37 points

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