The Redskins have been competitive all season, but they just can't seem to put together a complete game. Aside from the Jacksonville game (which doesn't even really count) the Skins haven't played well in all three phases of the game at one time. The offense has been inconsistent, the defense has been okay but they haven't made an impact plays or forced enough turnovers, and our special teams is well, not good. Here's how far Washington dropped in power rankings from around the league.
24. ESPN (Insider)
Kirk Cousins threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter and had 278 of his 354 passing yards come after the catch, causing some to suggest it is time for Colt McCoy to get a look under center. Unfortunately, he won’t.
The Redskins losing streak is at four games, the last three coming by double-digits. They are 1-8-1 ATS L10 games as non-conference favorites of more than two points.
26. USA Today
QB Kirk Cousins is now 1-7 as an NFL starter with the lone victory coming two years ago. Apparently, long relief is his forte.
On the surface, Kirk Cousins gives this team a chance to win. And yet, the Redskins don't have the horses to mitigate his turnovers or the stunning lack of a running game. Alfred Morris being such a non-factor has to be one of the more underreported problems in the NFL this year. (And yes, it is OK to put much of that on the offensive line.)
A few weeks ago, the storyline suggested Kirk Cousins, not Robert Griffin III, was the answer at quarterback. And now? As RGIII readies for his return, the calls for Colt McCoy are getting louder.
Kirk Cousins converted two of 10 third-down passes for first downs Sunday. He made his receivers do the work, as Cousins threw only three of those attempts at or beyond the first-down marker.
More late-game interceptions for Kirk Cousins have sapped the buzz that initially surrounded him. The Redskins fought hard, but they simply don’t have the talent to overcome bad special teams play and careless turnovers on a weekly basis.
28. Business Insider
30. CBS Sports
So much for the Kirk Cousins-should-start talk. That is pretty much over.
The Redskins lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 1-5 with their only win coming over the Jaguars. Nothing seems to be going right for the Redskins as they basically have question marks at every position due to injury, under-performance and just a lack of talent. The only good news for the Redskins is that they are at home this weekend versus a Titans team that really hasn't looked too good this year. The Redskins aren't locks to win, but it is a good chance for them to break the losing streak.