Dec 18, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT
Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 16 of the NFL season.
vs. NFC East: 1-3
vs. NFC: 1-9
vs. AFC: 2-2
Opposition cumulative record (all games played): 92-103
Opposition cumulative—wins: 14-28
Opposition cumulative—losses: 78-75
Record of teams remaining on schedule: 19-9
Rankings (through Sunday’s games)
Offense (yards/game): 358.6 (12th)
Defense (yards/game): 338.9 (10th)
Passer rating offense: 89.9 (18th)
Opp passer rating: 109.9 (32nd)
Yards/rush attempt: 4.3 (12th)
Opp. yards/rush attempt: 3.9 (8th)
DVOA through Week 14 (Football Outsiders): -27.5% (29th)
Current playoff position: Eliminated
Current draft position: 5th
Season to date MVP’s
Offensive: As the teams’ offense craters (13 or fewer points scored in four of last five games), it’s getting harder and harder to pick an MVP. I think that Trent Williams showed his value by how badly the offensive line collapsed after he left the game with a shoulder injury.
Defensive: Ryan Kerrigan now has 12.5 sacks, the only playmaker on a defense that was supposed to be loaded with them. He has a chance to earn himself a pretty good contract after his option year in 2015.
Top three storylines:
Can Haslett survive?—Now it looks like Jay Gruden will be back but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be coaching staff changes. It’s hard to see defensive coordinator Jim Haslett returning and that puts the jobs of the entire defensive coaching staff in jeopardy. Some changes on the offensive side of the ball are possible as well.
Can RG3 get his mojo back?—Griffin will get his chance to make a statement going into 2015 with starts against two teams that are in the middle of the playoff hunt. He did some good things against the Giants but the flaws in his game were glaring. Gruden wants to see progress from him and he’ll get a shot at it.
Draft position—Yes, this is where we’ve come, to paraphrase Pierre Garçon. We’re monitoring the Jaguars and Titans game to see who joins the Redskins in the three-win club. Right now the Redskins are fifth.
Final two games
Saturday vs. Eagles (9-4)—The two teams looked evenly matched when they met in Philly in Week 3 but that turned out to be an illusion. Add in the fact that the Eagles will be fighting for their playoff lives and this Saturday afternoon contest has the potential to get ugly.
Dec 28 vs. Cowboys (9-4)—The organization’s worst nightmare could unfold here as the Cowboys could need a win to get into the playoffs and disinterested Redskins fans could sell their tickets to fans of the other team. FedEx Field could turn into AT&T Stadium North.
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