Redskins fans aren’t the only ones who are extrapolating last Sunday’s success in New Orleans into a special 16-game season for the team. Even ESPN is getting into the irrational exuberance game.
In an article behind a paywall, analyst K. C. Joyner says that the Redskins are suddenly NFC East contenders.
“It's clear that the Redskins are on a path to make the NFC East a four-horse race as soon as this season,” wrote Joyner.
The main reason, of course, is the play of Robert Griffin III.
“He did all of this in part because of his elite skills, but also because Mike and Kyle Shanahan did a superb job of tailoring a game plan to RG3's strengths,” he said.
It’s not all about RG3, though. Joyner gives the defense, particularly the Orakpo-Kerrigan pass rushing combo, some kudos. He also says the Giants and Eagles did not look strong in their openers and since Dallas usually fades down the stretch, no team seems likely to run away with the division.
What do you think? Do the Redskins have a shot at the division? Let us know in the comments.