Various NFL experts and analysts seem to agree one two things after the Washington Redskins’ narrow Week 5 loss to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons: the Redskins played the Falcons tough, and quarterback Robert Griffin III needs to exercise a little more caution when running with the ball.
This was reflected in most of the experts’ various Week 5 power rankings, in which the Redskins weren’t penalized too much for their 24-17 loss to the Falcons.
A win against the surprising 4-1 Minnesota Vikings Sunday at FedExField would probably work wonders for the Redskins (2-3), who would get back to .500 and end an eight-game home losing streak.
Anyway, here’s the power rankings roundup:
CBSSports.com didn’t move the Redskins a bit from last week’s No. 19 overall ranking. This week, they were harping on Griffin III’s concussion he suffered Sunday against the Falcons, and how he needs to be a little more careful:
The Redskins moved down three spots from 18th to 23rd this week in ESPN.com’s power rankings. They were apparently impressed with Washington’s effort against the Falcons, but concerned about Griffin III:
ESPN.com NFC East blogger Dan Graziano dug further into the ESPN.com rankings:
Brian Billick, who does FoxSports.com’s power rankings, has some words of wisdom for Griffin III this week:
NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison bumped the Redskins down just one spot to 23rd overall this week. He harps on a Redskins tough loss, Griffin III’s injury and the secondary giving up too many passing yards:
ProFootballTalk.com/NBC has this to say. Doesn’t need much explanation:
And, finally, Sports Illustrated and columnist Don Banks has been impressed with rookie running back Alfred Morris. Banks has the Redskins at No. 21:
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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