The Redskins were flat out dominated on national television by the New York Giants, it's time to see how far the Redskins have dropped in power rankings from around the web.
25. NFL Vegas Rankings (E$PN IN$IDER)
The Redskins dropped 1.5 points after their 45-14 loss to the Giants last Thursday as 3-point home favorites.
Previous rating: 19
Let’s hold off on the Kirk Cousins-as-savior storyline, shall we. After throwing four picks against the Giants and being exposed for staring down his receivers, the bloom is off the rose.
27. Washington Post (Greenburg)
They got crushed by the Giants 45-14 and have managed just 5.5 plays per drive (23rd out of 32 teams). Plus, their next opponent is the Seattle Seahawks on "Monday Night Football." Bad, meet worse.
Washington falls five spots after the Thursday debacle and gets rewarded with a visit from Seattle. They are 3-8 ATS L11 after loss by 14 or more points.
Six Redskins turnovers equaled 31 points Thursday, most for a team in a game this season. The Redskins allowed three points off three turnovers in their first three games combined.
The Kirk Cousins bubble was burst against the Giants. He simply needs to play better. The Washington defense also took a step backward last week as Eli Manning went into DC and threw for 300 yards and four touchdowns.
Will the real Kirk Cousins please step forward? He faces a stiff challenge against the Seahawks Monday night.
Kirk Cousins came back to Earth, making mistakes that we would expect from a quarterback without many games started under his belt. However, the real issue going forward is the defense. Without DeAngelo Hall, the secondary was even leakier and the pass rush failed to get there almost at all with Brian Orakpo playing through an injury. With a bottom-barrel pass defense and a shaky offensive line, the Cousins honeymoon period could already be over with.
They beat up on the hapless Jaguars and then were given credit for playing the Eagles tough and being in a position to win that game. Unfortunately their bubble burst last Thursday night at home as the Giants absolutely embarrassed them. There was no excuse for that level of performance and we saw the Giants exploit a number of issues with the Redskins. Another concern for Washington is how many major injuries they've had to start the season. It could get worse before it gets better. Their schedule toughens up these next two weeks with the Seahawks and Cardinals on their slate.