The Redskins started out the season in the bottom half of most respected power rankings. After six games, the Redskins are back to even, and back in the bottom half of most NFL power rankings again.
My disclaimer each and every week is that power rankings don’t matter, and they’re usually more fickle than a flock of sea gulls at the beach.
Whoever has the most french fries is king. Whoever runs out of french fries first, becomes a different kind of target.
For the sea gull fans among you, here’s the Week 8 rundown:
CBSSports.com gave the Redskins No. 18, sliding from No. 14 last week:
FoxSports.com bumped the Redskins to No. 21, down from No. 19 last week:
NBC/ProFootballTalk.com dropped the Redskins to No. 22, another tumble from last week’s No. 17:
ESPN.com dumped the Redskins to No. 20, another jump from No. 15 last week:
NFC East blogger for ESPN.com, Dan Graziano, has been supportive of the Redskins efforts since training camp, but noted that the rash of injuries on offense are starting to take their toll:
They were No. 10 two weeks ago and No. 15 last week. It’s been a rough couple of weeks, and the way their injuries are mounting, this may not be the end of the slide. They could use a victory over the Bills in Toronto this week to get things back on track, but remember — they were ranked 28th in the preseason, so a long losing streak would reinforce the opinion the voters had of them when all of this started. Won’t take long for them to drift back to the back of the pack.
Sitting at 3-3 after six games isn’t a terrible place to be–it only feels bad because of the last two games. I advise patience for fans of this team, but I won’t preach it. Just know that this isn’t a team or a coaching staff that’s satisfied with losing, and no matter how upset you were after the last two weeks, it was worse for them.
The Redskins will look for a spark as they travel north to Toronto this Sunday.
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