NFL Power Rankings Week 9: Philadelphia Eagles make a statement vs JAX

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11. Washington Redskins

This may be a hot take, but at some point, it has to be said: The Washington Redskins are the worst ‘good’ team in the league.

Are they currently in first place in the NFC East with a 5-2 record, with a two-game lead over the Eagles? Sure, but have they really beaten anyone of note?

The Cardinals? Bad. The Packers? Surprisingly mediocre. The Panthers? Ok, that’s one good win, but when you add a pair of W’s against the Giants and Cowboys to that list, it’s hard to be all that scared of a team who’s yet to score more than 31 points in a game this season.

If the Eagles can get their own running game back on track, the matchup incredibly well against a team’s who’s only real offensive weapon is a 33-year-old running back who just caught his first receiving touchdown in roughly half a decade.

With an offense built around controlling the clock and dominating at the line of scrimmage, eventually, a team is going to get the Redskins in a shootout that they won’t be able to run themselves out of, and the templet will officially be out on how to take down the current NFC East front-runners.

Hopefully, that team is the Philadelphia Eagles, as it would be nice to outright win the division yet again, as opposed to having to make the postseason as a Wild Card team.