The Redskins averaged 28th in the Power Rankings last week. The Redskins are on a 3 game losing streak after failing to finish the game against the San Francisco 49ers last week. The offense only scored 13 points on the road, but the battered defense was able to force 3 turnovers and hold the 49ers to 17 points. This week's Power Rankings came out prior to Tuesday nights report about Robert Griffin III being benched in favor of backup QB Colt McCoy. Would that information have affected the rankings, or does it even matter who the QB is at this point?
Washington showed some life in its 17-13 loss at San Francisco to cover as a 9.5-point road underdog, but our panel kept the Redskins' power rating the same due to other poor performances.
25. Business Insider
One thing to know: We might be witnessing the RGIII era coming to an end.
Has to be tough to play that well, when a C-minus effort at quarterback results in a win, and come away with the loss.
The Redskins are actually outgaining opponents by 34.2 ypg despite a 3-8 record. The 'Skins travel to Indianapolis where they are 2-9 ATS L11 games following ATS win.
Was that ineffective enough for Jay Gruden? Robert Griffin III was the first quarterback since Jay Cutler in Week 4 of 2010 to finish with negative yards on non-play-action dropbacks.
RG3 is struggling and the seven sacks last week were hard to watch. A trip to Indianapolis this week and a head-to-head matchup with Andrew Luck isn't helping RG3 build his resume. Right now he is 4-15 in his last 19 starts including a seven-game road losing streak.
Washington moves up because everyone else stinks more. On to the central topic in D.C. (other than immigration reform): Generally speaking, when a quarterback plays for a while, he begins to have pocket presence -- feels the pressure from the backside, makes the proper drop, steps into throws. Redskins fans, which of these is Robert Griffin III doing well right now?
Owner Dan Snyder may be the only one in the Redskins organization who is still in Robert Griffin's corner. He may also be the only one who has an opinion that matters. With the running game and defense showing flashes at times during Griffin's starts, it's tough to not pin the blame on the quarterback.
29. USA Today
And to think, how bad would Sunday have been if Robert Griffin III had not been "focused on San Francisco" all week?
Coach Jay Gruden said Monday he had "every intent" at that point to stick with Robert Griffin III as his starter at QB this week. But that, of course, doesn't guarantee that will remain Gruden's intention by week's end. Griffin and the passing game had another unproductive day in Sunday's defeat at San Francisco. More and more, it appears the once-so-promising pairing of Griffin and the Redskins could be headed toward an unceremonious parting.
29. AP Poll
Robert Griffin III completed just two of the 10 passes that were targeted 10 or more yards downfield and took five sacks. It's time for a change.
The offense is so limited with a bad line and a shaky quarterback. That's never a good thing.
30. CSN Washington
RG3 looked flustered and off target, but so would most quarterbacks if they got sacked five times. Rookie Morgan Moses lined up at left tackle in place of the injured Trent Williams and got manhandled most of the afternoon. The Redskins defense, however, kept the contest competitive until the end.
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