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Week 4 Power Rankings Roundup

Posted by Andrew Walker on October 3, 2012 – 4:55 pm

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NFL experts and analysts last week had apparently already given up on the Washington Redskins, as some of them had the team tabbed as low at 30th in the league in their weekly power rankings heading into last Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

One game-winning drive by Robert Griffin III later, and some of those same experts and analysts are changing their tune.

Though the Redskins (2-2) certainly face their toughest challenge of the season so far on Sunday against the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons (4-0), they’ve certainly gotten a little more respect nationally — at least this week.

Anyway, here’s the power rankings roundup:

CBSSports.com increased the Redskins’ raking six whole spots from 25th to 19th overall. I just wonder what it will be if they can “knock Atlanta from the ranks of the unbeaten” Sunday at FedExField:


The Redskins moved up four spots from 22nd to 18th this week in ESPN.com’s power rankings. They apparently feel Griffin III is worth a few more wins than originally expected:

ESPN.com NFC East blogger Dan Graziano dug further into the ESPN.com rankings:


Brian Billick, who does FoxSports.com’s power rankings, has, in my mind, been one of the more accurate experts doing power rankings this season. The Redskins move up five spots this week to 17th overall in this week’s ranking:


I didn’t know what NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison was thinking when he put the Redskins at No. 30 last week, just ahead of the two winless teams left in the NFL. This week, Harrison acknowledged he might’ve jumped the gun a little bit and moved the Redskins up eight hole spots to 22nd:



ProFootballTalk/NBC Sports has the Redskins at No. 20, and, despite the road win, isn’t apparently forgetting about the defense or kicker Billy Cundiff’s second-half performance:


And, finally, Sports Illustrated and columnist Don Banks has the Redskins at No. 19, and also doesn’t appear to be a fan of Cundiff’s:


Power Rankings Roundup Archive:
Week 1
Week 2
– Week 3

CHIME IN: What do you think about where the Redskins fall in this week’s various power rankings? Feel free to comment below.

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