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Redskins Lone NFC East Team in Top-10

Posted by Stephen Czarda on March 27, 2013 – 10:29 am

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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:

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:

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Next up, the team that the Redskins beat in a Week 17 do-or-die matchup, the Dallas Cowboys:

Cowboys 2

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.

Instead, the Redskins got steals in Jeremy Trueblood and E.J. Biggers. Both will be battling for starting gigs throughout training camp and into the season.

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?

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18 Responses to “Redskins Lone NFC East Team in Top-10”

  1. By brice on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Looking forward to the season starting but isn’t it a bit silly to call Trueblood and Biggers steals when we’re not even sure they will be starting by week 1? Optimism is good, but let’s be reasonable with our FA acquisition excitement

  2. By skinsaneasylum on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Whoever is writing the explanations of the rankings seems like they are purposefully trying to not be taken seriously. Trueblood could be a steal? Really? If Trueblood makes it to the 53 man roster at the end of camp, I will be wildly surprised. Pashos might end up being a steal if he can return to his pre-injury form (big if)….but Trueblood isn’t anything more than a warm body to promote competition in TC.

    I like the #10 ranking, but the signing of Trueblood truly factors ZILCH into how “powerful” this team becomes in 2013.

  3. By poppyshoes on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    It’s nice to be ranked in the top for a change, but if the secondary is not fixed… the bombs will flow over the middle of the field all season long. I care about that more than this ranking.


  4. By Lewis on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    In the future, actually tell your readers WHERE you pulled the Power Rankings from. It could have been ESPN, CBS, Fox Sports, etc. I wouldn’t have guessed NFL.com if I hadn’t clicked the link (which didn’t stand out).

  5. By BDouble78 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    I think the Redskins are ranked reasonably higher than the rest of the east is because we still have a lot of key players returning from last year & a couple of folks like Carriker & Orackpo coming back from injury. We should still be a force.

  6. By biggene94 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    if we can get mathieu we will have gotten a real steal. we need a starting corner, but i would love to play him at safety. i believe we could have a very good secondary if we can get him along with winfield.

  7. By skinsfan72 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    the skins have a couple third down backs

  8. By alfredskinny on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply


  9. By robert on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    fair untill RG3 come back

  10. By aprilwalker2013 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Reblogged this on aprilwalker2013's Blog.

  11. By Big Smoove on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Should be higher with a healthy RG3!!!

  12. By baltazar on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    saludos desde mexico….un fan mas….orgulosamente pielroja..

  13. By fanforlife on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    What I like more than being #10 on the power rankings is beating the pigs from dallast…twice!!!


  14. By Andrew on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I’m drinking the Honey Badger Kool Aid, we need to draft Tyrann Mathieu!

  15. By justinxxchunche3 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    i agrrr trueblood isnt a pro bowl or even solid acquisition, but i was glad to atleast see something done at the position with hall gone, but our 1-2 starting CBs ALL LAST YEAR
    dhall and jwilson were both ranked in the top4 in pro football focus` ratings of yards allowed, catches, touchdowns, ect. and halls gone now, who knows whether wilsons gunna improve a play as consistent as he did later in the year, however the DEEP PASSING safety coverage killed that defense last year, not so much the cornerbacks,
    but i really hope last year rookie cornerback out of UVA chase minnifield rehabbed properly and watched this skins teams 7 game explosion last year, and potential, and he could be a young guy id love to see get time, already on the IR since training camp last year, so itll be his rookie season take 2, i really think if merriwhether stays healthy and this team picks up another safety who can READ SIMPLE ROUTES AND DOUBLE ROUTES AND COVER THE DEEP BALLL PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE…
    IFFFFFF london fletcher comes back….
    with last years good run D,
    an improved pass D,

    and last years # 1 rushing offense, which, hopefully or (SHOULD BE) growin dominant force, with alfred carring the load, and griffin puttin up a 2nd RB on the depth charts numbers..WE SHOULD have a healthy scat back in HELU, he looked pretty good, and the o line was brilliant in run blockin last year, get trent fully healthy, and get an RIGHT TACKLE….

    LET COUSINS PLAY TIL GRIFFIN IS 9,l490894,k5994898%% HEALThY
    whenever he finally is again…..with pieree garcon comin back hopefully full health all the YOUNG GREAT TALENT ON OFFENSE I LISTED ABOVE, the role guys like the FB and his great blockin and i really loved josh morgan play elevated in the sevcond half and i think hes gunna suprise alot of people, think santanas not done yet, like to see some more of aldrick robinsins blazing speed and griffins deep ball,.

    do people not realize the options and ceiling is very very high for this team, so nmany options on offense, (eespecially if griffin watches all of kapernicks runs and how he slides, get out of bounds and AVOIDS CONTACT, and if morris continues his career like his rooikie campaign, WITH another option at running back (helu) other than griffin…thsi teams dangerous folks

  16. By Lewis on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I would like for the Redskins to draft Marquise Goodwin in round 4 or 5 to replace Moss at receiver in a year or two .

  17. By wallace m. on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply


  18. By Justinxxchunche3 on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    No offense but zorn and cerrato and running the team no more? Shanny and Allen ain’t put up with no nonsense you see they got rid of 98 million all talk hanesworth to the patriots FOR NOTHING and where’s he at now? Lol exactly. Ain’t no young blood Gunna come in shanahans, allens, Fletcher’s, moss’s, Morris’s and especially griffins locker room with no big head and be a distraction, If he were to get in trouble it would NOT DIVIDE THAT LOCKER ROOM

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