A lot has been said about the character in the Redskins locker room this season, it was only a matter of time until it paid off. Given the long odds of beating a team on a roll, on the road, in the wind and rain, after a short week of practice, I don’t know that a low-character team wins on Sunday. I don’t know that any road team can come back from 10 points down with 10 minutes to go in the fourth quarter and score two touchdowns, without a huge dose of leadership.
It was a total team win, and they needed everyone on board.
This week, they’re being universally rewarded for their efforts.
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Following a players-only meeting last week, the Redskins responded by posting their best offensive performance since September, in a game that required extra time to decide. For some prognosticators, that was enough for the Redskins to stay put on their weekly power rankings.
For some, it was actually enough to rise up the list.
And for others, it was a short slip towards the bottom of the barrel.
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CBSSports.com gave the Redskins No. 26, dropping from No. 22 last week:
FoxSports.com elevated the Redskins to No. 24, up from No. 28 last week:
NBC/Profootballtalk.com unsurprisingly dropped the Redskins to No. 30, down from last week’s No. 29:
ESPN.com held the Redskins at No. 26, same as last week’s No. 26:
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