Last Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals certainly wasn’t looked at as an embarrassment for the Washington Redskins.
After all, the Bengals were a playoff team in 2011 and they did a great job utilizing their weapons on offense, while keeping the Redskins’ high-scoring offense at bay for major parts of the game.
Though the loss isn’t a back-breaker for the team, some media outlets are acting as if the Redskins’ season is essentially over.
Here’s the Week 3 power rankings roundup:
CBSSports.com’s Pete Prisco dropped the Redskins four spots to No. 25:
ESPN.com offers what, I believe, is a more realistic placement of the Redskins this week:
And ESPN.com NFC East blogger Dan Graziano dug a little deeper into this week’s ESPN.com ranking:
FoxSports.com and their expert, Brian Billick, have one of the more logical explanations of all the outlets this week:
This is the one I really don’t get: NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison has the Redskins falling eight whole spots to No. 30 overall. No. 30? Are you kidding me? There’s two 0-3 teams so far in the NFL (the Browns and the Saints) who are ranked No. 31 and 32 by Harrison, but the Redskins are the third-worst team in the NFL? The same Redskins who have the No. 1 offense in the league? Sure, the defense is struggling, but having the offense that the Redskins do has to count for something, right? Evidently not:
ProFootballTalk/NBC, as it tends to do, throws in a little shot at the team:
And, finally, Sports Illustrated columnist Don Banks and ProFootballTalk agree for the second straight week:
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