One week after the Redskins were ranked 14th in all seven of the Power Rankings organizations listed below, the team is making big strides up the lists — except in one case (see below).
The Redskins — who are riding a four-game winning streak heading into Sunday’s game at the Cleveland Browns — are slowly creeping towards the Top 10 in nearly every list, where they are averaging out as the 12th-ranked team in the NFL.
Some organizations understandably are cautious about the Redskins this week, as they are awaiting to see if injured quarterback Robert Griffin III (knee) will be ready to go against the Browns, or if backup Kirk Cousins will get his first-career start.
Here’s where the Redskins fall with this week’s Power Rankings Roundup:
The Redskins moved up three spots to 11th in this week’s AP Pro 32 poll:
CBSSports.com — which has bumped the Redskins up 12 spots the last three weeks — mysteriously pushed them down a spot to No. 15 overall this week. A four-game winning streak — no matter what the situation at quarterback for the upcoming game — should never merit a decrease. I understand being concerned about Griffin III’s knee, but when you say “Kirk Cousins showed well in relief,” you still move them down — and have the Cowboys ranked three spots above them?:
The Redskins continue their slow climb up the ESPN.com power rankings. This week the Redskins moved up two spots to No. 12:
ESPN.com NFC East blogger Dan Graziano dug further into the ESPN.com rankings:
FoxSports.com’s Brian Billick moved the Redskins up three spots to No. 11 overall:
NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison is apparently waiting to see who’s under center for the Redskins on Sunday before giving them any credit and pushing them up from their No. 14 spot a week ago. They’re again at No. 14 this week:
ProFootballTalk.com/NBC this week moved the Redskins up to their highest spot of any of the organizations this week, all the way to No. 10:
Sports Illustrated and columnist Don Banks moved the Redskins up three spots to No. 11, and also were encouraged by the news about Griffin III’s knee:
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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