Washington left the break in good spirits. In its most recent game, it mounted the largest comeback in franchise history against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a 31-30 win. The momentum continued with their rivals’ struggles on Sunday. Yes, the division is awful, but all four teams have a shot to win the NFC East. The victory over the Bucs in Week 7 snapped a two-game skid for the Redskins. They’re right in the thick of the division race now as the NFC East is one of two divisions, along with the AFC South, without a team with a winning record.
The question is: How long can the Redskins remain in the hunt? Washington has four division games remaining and could make a run if it strings together some consistent play. It will restart the season against arguably the best team in the NFL this season, the New England Patriots (7-0). The Redskins are 14-point underdogs at the moment.
Regardless of the outcome, it doesn’t seem like a team will run away with the NFC East any time soon. Barring a complete meltdown this month, there’s a possibility that the Redskins could play meaningful games in December.
All in a day’s work
- The NFL trade deadline on Tuesday only emphasizes quarterback Robert Griffin III’s uncomfortable position with the Redskins.
- Wide receiver Pierre Garcon filed a class-action lawsuit against FanDuel, a daily fantasy sports site, over the weekend.
The Redskins will begin their first practice following the bye week at 10:45 a.m. Redskins Coach Jay Gruden is expected to speak to the media afterwards at the podium.
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