Due to the fantastic play of Robert Griffin III and an improbable seven-game winning streak to end the season last year, the Washington Redskins entered 2013 with heightened expectations.
This was reflected in their power ranking across several national outlets, as the team floated somewhere in the 10-12 range during preseason installments and having some predict that they were even deserving of a top three spot.
Unfortunately as expected, the Redskins fell down the charts in the power rankings this week after a tough 33-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Despite showing some resiliency and fighting off a 26 point deficit, the reality is there are no moral victories in power rankings. At the end of the day all that matters is whether or not you win, and on this particular week the Redskins did not.
Hopefully the Redskins can win their 15th game against the Green Bay Packers this Sunday at legendary Lambeau Field in Wisconsin.
Anyway, here is where the Redskins stand in this week’s various power rankings:
CBSSports’ Pete Prisco, who was most critical of the Redskins having them 16th to start the season, dropped them six spots:
ESPN.com dropped the Redskins down to 19th, nine spots lower than a week ago:
Pro Football Talk:
Yahoo! Sports, who made mention of the fact that the Redskins did score the final 20 points of the game:
Former Super Bowl winning head coach and current Fox Sports analyst Brian Billick:
And finally, NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison:
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