Let's see how long this takes to get someone to use the term "hater".
Here’s ESPN the Magazine, which has the Redskins finishing at 3-13. The Redskins have won as few as 3 games just once in the past 47 NFL seasons, back in Heath Shuler’s rookie year. I mean, no rational observer really thinks this is one of the two worst Redskins teams in 47 years, right?
Well, Phil Steele evidently does. His magazine also has the Redskins finishing 3-13.
The Sporting News doesn’t. The Sporting News thinks the Redskins will be 2-14. This game-by-game breakdown, in fact, predicts that the Redskins will lose back-to-back games in October against the Panthers and Bills, teams that together won just six games in 2010. If the Redskins lose back-to-back games in October against the Panthers and Bills, I will, I don’t know, subscribe to The Sporting News or something.
Not every magazine gave an exact record, but Lindy’s joined the crowd in predicting the Redskins would finish last in the NFC East.
This magazine was published by USA Today, and it ranked divisional teams in all sorts of categories. The Redskins were predicted to rank last in the NFC East in passing offense, rushing offense, passing defense and rushing defense.