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Has This Team Exceeded Expectations?

Posted by Brian Tinsman on October 8, 2011 – 10:00 am

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A recent article by Gil Brandt of NFL.com, breaks down the teams that have exceeded, met, and disappointed preseason expectations.

After winning three-of-four to start the season, the Redskins are listed as a team that exceeded expectations:

Washington Redskins (27): This team is much better on defense. Their points allowed have dropped while the sack total has risen. They had seven sacks against the Rams. Still, Rex Grossman is the key. He must avoid bad plays, and to help him do that, Washington needs to run the ball more. If that happens, they can win the NFC East.

Lofty predictions for a team that was unanimously listed as last place in every preseason pontification.  But I would also argue that the premise of writing an article based on expectations is rather foolish, because everyone has their own expectations.

So I’ll turn this one over to you:

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