The Redskins are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now, and, rightfully so, they’ve earned some praise nationally.
The latest of which comes from Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, who mentioned the Redskins several times today in his weekly “Monday Morning Quarterback” column.
King thinks the Redskins are serious playoff contenders and talked about some of the team’s unsung heroes as they head into their huge Monday Night Football matchup against the New York Giants next week.
Here’s the snippets from the column:
– When talking about the NFC playoff picture, King writes:
“Washington (5-6). The ‘Skins and Bucs are playing the best among the contenders, and if Washington can win one of the next two (Giants Monday, Ravens to follow), the last three weeks (at Cleveland, at Philly, Dallas) are manageable. How great would it be to see Robert Griffin III in a Wild Card game at Soldier Field, getting chased through the snow by Urlacher and Briggs?”
Simply put, yes, that would be awesome to see.
– In King’s “Fine Fifteen” rankings of NFL teams:
“12. Washington (5-6). I don’t have to take a poll to tell you that no team in its right mind wants to play Washington right now, not after Robert Griffin III put up 69 points in the last two weeks with his arm (mostly) and legs. And teams might feel that way about the Redskins for a long time, which wasn’t the case before he arrived.”
– King’s “Dr. Z Unsung Man in the Trenches of the Week:”
“Will Montgomery, C, Washington. A standout all season for Washington, he’s the No. 2 rated center in the game this year, according to ProFootballFocus.com rankings. Montgomery kept Robert Griffin III clean all game Thursday and was a force in the running game as well. The Redskins did a very smart thing in the offseason when they knew they were in cap jail but also knew they wanted to keep this promising 29-year-old center as the centerpiece for a rebuilt line to protect RGIII. They signed him to an extension through the 2016 season, guaranteeing only $2.5 million of his deal; Montgomery will earn $12 million over the next four years, a good deal for a center who earned it, and a good deal for the team paying him.”
– And the top listed item that King liked from Week 12:
“a. The Washington offensive line, which I have criticized often. Great job enabling Robert Griffin III to make his magic. What a treat a rested Griffin and his mates will be against the Giants, at home, next Monday night.”
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