What would a win Sunday against the lowly Carolina Panthers do for the Washington Redskins in terms of their placement on various organizations’ Power Rankings lists? Probably not much.
A loss to the Panthers, however, would probably send the Redskins to depths not yet seen by the team this season.
The good thing for Washington this week was that their 27-12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday also had little effect on their Power Rankings positioning. Most of the seven media outlets we’ve been following each week provide some good explanations this time around:
After a last-second loss to the New York Giants two weeks ago didn’t affect the Redskins one bit in the AP Pro 32 power rankings, but their loss to the Steelers appeared to be a last straw. The Redskins fell five spots this week from No. 13 to 18:
CBSSports.com’s ranked the Redskins at 21st last week, and they dropped one spot to 22nd this week. I’m not sure if it’s fair to say “all those injuries are catching up with this team,” however, as most of them occurred either before the season or during the first couple weeks of the year:
The Redskins moved down one spot from 18th to 19th in ESPN.com’s power rankings:
ESPN.com NFC East blogger Dan Graziano dug further into the ESPN.com rankings:
FoxSports.com’s Brian Billick has been one of the more optimistic Redskins analysts this season, but this time he dropped them three spots to 17th:
NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison’s explanation below of the Redskins No. 22 ranking makes a lot of sense:
ProFootballTalk.com/NBC this week picked a midseason MVP for each team with its power rankings. No surprise here:
Sports Illustrated and columnist Don Banks this week sees the hope in the Redskins’ season so far:
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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