The Washington Redskins suffered another devastating defeat as the Minnesota Vikings got their first win at home and the Redskins fell to 3-6 on the season. The Vikings made life difficult for Robert Griffin III as they chased him around all evening with blitzes and a fierce pass rush.
Despite this, Griffin III almost rallied his team back at the end to tie the game but the offense failed to close the deal. This begs the question are the Redskins finally done for? If you remember correctly the Skins made a run last year at 3-6 to win seven straight games, win their division, and get into the playoffs.
For a variety of reasons this does not seem like the same type of team. For one, Griffin III is fresh off a major knee injury and doesn’t quite look the same physically. The zip on his throws isn’t quite there, and the explosive running ability doesn’t look all the way back either. For the Redskins to make a run the defense would have to lead the charge.
Good luck with that. The Redskins defense has been brutal this year. They are near the bottom of the league in most categories and just let the Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel led Vikings put up 34 on them.
While the NFC East is the weakest division in football I still don’t see the playoffs as a possibility for this squad. They have simply under-performed too many times against inferior opponents. This was the final nail in the coffin, and the Redskins can officially kiss their playoff hopes goodbye.