- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Washington Redskins continued to climb in NFL power rankings around the internet, following their 27-10 win Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

On NFL.com, the Redskins were ranked as high as No. 7, jumping 11 spots from the week before. The website wrote:

The most impressive win of the 2017 season. That’s what you can call the Redskins‘ complete decimation of the Raiders on Sunday night — even more so than the Chiefs upending the Patriots on opening night. The only game in franchise history in which I remember Washington being quite this dominant was a playoff win over the Rams way back in 1983 (51-7, Riggins and the Hogs). Not sure I’ve ever seen the Redskins‘ defense play at quite that fever pitch. Holding Derek Carr, Beast Mode, Amari CooperMichael Crabtree and a talented offensive line to a hair over a hundy was dazzling — as was the physical manner in which Washington did it.” 

ESPN and Yahoo both ranked Washington at No. 14.

ESPN, who focused on each team’s quarterback, said of Kirk Cousins: “Cousins averaged nearly twice as many yards per attempt (12.2) in Week 3 than he did in the first two weeks of the season (6.3). He’ll need more performances like last week’s with upcoming road games against the Chiefs, Eagles and Seahawks.”

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide