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Will Washington go 0-16?

We break down Washington’s odds to go winless in the 2020 NFL season.

Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins passes the ball as New York Giants linebacker Lorenzo Carter chases in the first quarter at FedExField. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington won three games last season with Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins both getting time at quarterback. Haskins won two of those games and showed some progress, but there’s no doubt Washington has plenty of holes. They did add coach Ron Rivera along with No. 1 pick Chase Young, which should help, but a little bad luck and this team could be looking at very few wins, if any.

Betting on win totals, division titles, and Super Bowl appearances is a traditional side of sports betting. However, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering a fun twist for the coming season. They have posted odds on whether one of six teams will go 16-0 and on whether one of two teams will go 0-16, Jacksonville and Washington, in the 2020 regular season. The Jaguars have the best odds to take the infamous crown at +2500 while Washington is +5000 to be the worst of the worst.

Below, we will take a look at Washington’s 2020-21 schedule to see what it will take for them to lose every regular season game.

Easy losses

Week 1: vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Week 4: vs. Baltimore Ravens
Week 7: vs. Dallas Cowboys
Week 12: at Dallas Cowboys
Week 13: at Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 14: at San Francisco 49ers
Week 15: vs. Seattle Seahawks
Week 17: at Philadelphia Eagles

The NFC East didn’t live up to expectations last season but the Eagles and Cowboys should both be better this season, likely giving Washington four losses despite the uncertainty of division matchups. After those matchups, the Ravens and Seahawks are likely home losses while traveling to Pittsburgh and San Francisco line up well for easy beatdowns.

Losable, but could be close

Week 2: at Arizona Cardinals
Week 3: at Cleveland Browns
Week 6: at New York Giants
Week 9: vs. New York Giants
Week 10: at Detroit Lions

The Giants have some talent, but much depends on Daniel Jones taking a step forward this season. The same can be said for the Cardinals and Browns, who will be tough outs if Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield improve in 2020. The Lions in Detroit with Matthew Stafford back is a much tougher game than it looks like on paper as well. With these games being on the road for the most part, they are very losable spots.

Tough matchups to lose

Week 5: vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Week 11: vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Week 16: vs. Carolina Panthers

These easy matchups are all at home, giving Washington a good chance to eek out a win. I would rather get the Panthers and Bengals early in the season, as both have a chance to improve as their new coaches and players get acclimated. The Chargers have the most talent, but will have trouble putting it together with Tyrod Taylor or Justin Herbert at quarterback this season.

Much will depend on Haskins’ development along with their weak offensive line this season. Winning no games will be extremely tough, but there is a chance they can do it!