The 2013 season is in full swing as free agency enters its third full week of wheeling and dealing. Pieces are being collected as teams look to build depth and are gearing up for a Super Bowl run in New Jersey in a little less than 11 months.
Power rankings have been created as a way to judge teams for the first time since the confetti finished falling from the roof of the Superdome in February.
This time last year, even with the pending additions of Heisman-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III and record-setting running back Alfred Morris, many across the league felt that the Redskins would once again be dwelling in the cellar of the NFC East for the fourth time in five years.
An improbable seven-game winning streak to end the season and the first playoff game in front of a sellout crowd at FedExField in 13 years put any doubts about this team to rest and tore apart preseason “expectations”.
Find out where the league ranks the team in its ever-so-early debut of the 2013 power rankings:
Do a quick scan of the rankings and you’ll see that the Redskins are in the top-10 at the start of the new league year. Keep scrolling through and you’ll see that the rest of the NFC East is looking up at Washington, just like they we’re during the playoffs.
First up sitting just behind the 2012 NFC East champs, the New York Giants:
Next up, the team that the Redskins beat in a Week 17 do-or-die matchup, the Dallas Cowboys:
Finally, rounding out the NFC East in the rankings is a team that the Redskins defeated twice during their seven-game winning streak, the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Redskins still find themselves above their rivals despite the fact that they have been slapped with an $18 million cap penalty that limited the team’s chance at being a big player during the first few weeks of free agency.
No worries we’ll just keep the guys that have helped us grab our first NFC East title since 1999.
All I can see for us is…we started from the bottom now we’re here!
So Redskins Nation, what do you think of the Redskins current standing in the newest power ranking?
Tags: Alfred Morris, EJ Biggers, jeremy trueblood, nfl power rankings, Robert Griffin III
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