LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – Sunday’s defeat vs. Atlanta was costly for the Redskins.
Sure, Washington (5-and-3) remains alone atop the NFC East division. But the 38-14 loss, the team’s worst at home since 2014, snapped a three-game win streak. In the defeat, the Redskins lose offensive starters Brandon Scherff, Shawn Lauvao and Paul Richardson, Jr. to season-ending injuries. Additionally, the loss sends the ‘Skins in a free fall in the latest NFL power rankings from CBSSports.com.
No team made a bigger move, up or down, than the Redskins – who dropped from seventh to 15th in this week’s rankings.
Washington travels to Tampa Bay Sunday.
||They earned this spot by beating three good teams in successive weeks, including the Rams last week. They are the team to beat in the NFC right now.||1||7-1-0|
||Ho-hum, it’s November and the Patriots are getting better. Haven’t we seen this script before?||1||7-2-0|
||The defense has suddenly become a major issue. It’s time to they tighten up on that side of the ball.||2||8-1-0|
||They have to keep winning with the Chargers playing so well. The improved defense will decide how far they go.||—||8-1-0|
||They are on a roll right now and have a real chance to push the Chiefs in the division. Philip Rivers continues to play well.||—||6-2-0|
||After the slow start, they are playing well. The division is theirs to lose, but they have a tough one this week with Carolina on Thursday.||—||5-2-1|
||They have ripped off three consecutive victories to turn their season around. Are they ready to push the Saints in the division?||1||6-2-0|
||The defense is starting to play like expected. The 10 sacks against the Lions were impressive.||1||5-3-1|
||Six straight victories have put them atop the AFC South looking like a playoff team. They are playing well now.||4||6-3-0|
||They are atop the NFC North at the halfway point. Big props to coach Matt Nagy.||5||5-3-0|
||The injury to A.J. Green could impact their season in a big way. They have a big game this week with the Saints.||1||5-3-0|
||They come off their bye with a big division game with the Cowboys. They have the look of a team ready to make a big second-half push.||4||4-4-0|
||They are in a hole in the division race, trailing two teams. If they are to be a playoff team, they have to beat Miami this week.||2||3-4-1|
||At 4-4, they are playing great on offense. Matt Ryan has been sensational. They have a chance to be a playoff team.||3||4-4-0|
||The offensive line injuries might doom this team. They just aren’t good enough up front anymore.||8||5-3-0|