The Washington Redskins are clearly not where they want to be as they got demolished by the Green Bay Packers 38-20 on Sunday. Aaron Rodgers threw for 355 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone against the Redskins’ defense, but ended up with four total touchdown passes along with 480 passing yards to end the day.
Having said that, the Redskins shouldn’t be concerned. Why? The New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and the Philadelphia Eagles say so. No team in the NFC East will be better than 1-1 entering Week 3, and if recent history has any meaning, this division says that no team will be better than 10-6 or 9-7.
Since 2010, no division winner in the NFC East has won more than 10 games in the regular season. Nobody is going to run away from anyone.
The division should be a legitimate goal at this point even though the Redskins are 0-2, but the NFC Wild Card is most likely out of reach from here on out. In order for the Redskins to make back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in over 20 years, Robert Griffin III is going to have to get the rust off real soon.
In the first half in two games this season, the Redskins have scored 14 points, while their opponents scored 50. The Redskins’ defense doesn’t look like a unit that can be relied upon this season, but the NFC East division will dictate a lot of things. The Redskins aren’t done just yet. Not by a long shot.