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Early Rankings Have Redskins Atop East

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 2, 2013 – 10:48 am

Robert Griffin III, Stevie Brown

(AP Photo)

With the conclusion of the draft and the heart of free agency behind us now, the Redskins are preparing for a regular season slate that features five primetime games, three of which are against the NFC East.

Last year, the Redskins were featured in three regular season primetime games, all against division foes, and went a prefect 3-0.

In two games against the Dallas Cowboys, the Redskins made them realize that their days of dominating the series from the late 1990’s and early 2000’s are over–and their chances at winning the division crown for that matter too.

Against the New York Giants they proved to the defending Super Bowl champions that they were just that–defending champs and nothing more.

As for the two games against the Philadelphia Eagles—well they weren’t slotted in primetime action, but they were two victories. We’ll still take it.

The Redskins current post-draft ESPN power ranking is not only a far cry from their bottom quarter selection a year ago, but it has the Burgundy and Gold’s rivals chasing them once again.


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The Redskins were the only NFC East team without a first round selection and waited until the first 50 picks in the draft went off the board before they selected NC State cornerback David Amerson.

With their first round selection with the St. Louis Rams and limited cap space due to an $18 million cap penalty, Washington’s offseason gameplan has been simple—keep the players that helped win the franchise’s first NFC East title since 1999 in town and acquire ball-hawking defensive backs, versatile playmakers on offense, and a linebacker that was a projected top-10 pick before injuries in the Nation’s Capital.

The Redskins were also the highest team on the charts to climb two spots and sit just on the outside of the top-10.

If you also take a look at the Giants they are one behind us—kinda like how the scoreboard read we were one better in our 17-16 Monday Night Football win in Week 13.

If last year’s rise from 25th before Week 1 to eighth after their do-or-die Week 17 victory over the Cowboys is any indication of what’s next—NFC East you have been warned.

Hail to the Redskins!

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