LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – If the NFL playoffs started tomorrow (spoiler alert: they don’t), the Redskins would host an NFC Wild Card Playoff game as the NFC East division champion.
Six weeks into the 2018 NFL regular season, the ‘Skins are 3-and-2 – a place they’ve been each of the past three years. But this season feels different – namely because two of Washington’s three wins have come against NFC contenders (Green Bay, Carolina).
In CBSSports.com’s week seven power rankings, the Redskins rank ninth among the NFL’s 32 teams – up five spots from a week ago. Washington hosts its division rival, the Dallas Cowboys (3-and-3), Sunday at FedEx Field. The game will be broadcast LIVE on News 3 in Hampton Roads.
Click here for CBSSports.com’s week seven NFL Power Rankings.
||They have some defensive issues, but they are clearly the best team in the league. Todd Gurley has been sensational.||—||6-0-0|
||They have made big strides on defense the past two games. Coming off the bye, they have a tough road game at Baltimore against a good Ravens team.||2||4-1-0|
||They showed they could play with anybody in the league by beating the Chiefs. Getting the running game going is big for the offense.||4||4-2-0|
||The defense is historically bad right now. That has to change – or else. Even Patrick Mahomes won’t be able to overcome that.||2||5-1-0|
||That defense appears legit. Now we will find out how good they are against Drew Brees this week.||5||4-2-0|
||Don’t look now, but the Chargers are coming fast. They have the look of a team that is getting right.||5||4-2-0|
||The defense has made strides the past two weeks, which is why they have won two straight. Heading to the bye, they have to feel good about themselves now.||5||3-2-1|
||With two consecutive victories, they have righted things. That loss to the Bills a few weeks ago looks weirder by the week.||5||3-2-1|
||They rebounded nicely on a short week to beat the Panthers. Now comes a big division game with the Cowboys.||5||3-2-0|
||They had a firm grip on the division but let it slip away with a late touchdown to the Steelers in their loss Sunday. Now they have to play a brutal night road game against the Chiefs.||5||4-2-0|