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Week 3 Power Rankings Roundup

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 26, 2012 – 2:46 pm

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:


Power Rankings Roundup Archive:
Week 1
Week 2

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9 Responses to “Week 3 Power Rankings Roundup”

  1. By Bryan on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    Rookie QB, Rookie RB, 2 New WR to the system both starters, Lead the league in Points!!!!

    I’m so sick of the Media always hating on the Redskins………….every other team they come up with tons of excuses for, but the Redskins they just bash!!!! I don’t get it??


  2. By Bryan on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    Not to mention on Defense aside from missing two starters due to season ending injuries. We also haven’t had Brandon.M due to injury, and Jackson due to a late suspension by the league both players also suppose to be starters! I mean I know all teams have injuries but give me a break!

    I’m also tired of the Shanny bashing it’s played out……..this team was in complete and utter turmoil when he took over as coach. Filled with an ageing, over paid roster of pre ma donas, and in three years he has filled this team with depth, youth, and best of all quality people!!! So please give me a break if it wasn’t for the league screwing the Skins payroll we probably could have added even more key pieces this year! I guarantee in two more years RG3 will be hitting his stride and Shanny will be back in the Playoffs just as he promised!!

  3. By whoodz on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    skins will shock the world… only because no one else believes in them but theirselves and the fans

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