Let’s be honest for a minute—the Washington Redskins enter rarefied air in tonight’s matchup against the Eagles in the eyes of the experts. Before the improbable seven-game winning streak last season, the chances that the Redskins were going to be picked by experts to win was odder than a snowstorm in September.
Okay, maybe’s that a slight exaggeration but you get my point. The Redskins have been underdogs for years. Sometimes deservingly but not always.
This season, however, with an NFC East title to fall back on and heightened expectations thanks to a core that it just as good as any of the other 31 NFL franchises , the Redskins are being picked as favorites.
That starts today where the guys at NFL.com are unanimously in favor of the burgundy and gold.
CBSSports’ eight-man crew and the fickle prediction machine:
Pro Football Talk’s more in-depth analysis with score prediction:
And finally, the crew at ESPN, which is the host of tonight’s Monday Night Football game:
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