This week will be a less painful week in power rankings following the Redskins first win of the season. However, a win over Jacksonville no matter how dominant will not jump the Redskins into the top 15, the Jags stink simple as that. I mean Ryan Clark is still trying to figure out why the score wasn't 50-0. With that being said, the Redskins have a real opportunity to jump up in the rankings if they can go into Philadelphia and snatch a win from their division rivals this Sunday. As of now however, this is where the Redskins stand in power rankings from around the web:
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14. Washington Post (Greenburg)
Everything that could go wrong for Washington did on Sunday. Robert Griffin III got hurt and could be out several weeks. DeSean Jackson suffered another shoulder injury. And Kirk Cousins played so well, we may have a quarterback controversy on our hands sooner rather than later.
There were whispers in training camp that Kirk Cousins ran the Washington offense more effectively than RGIII. Now there’s proof. Cousins replaces the injured RGIII and blows away the Jaguars. With a prolonged stint coming up, he can stake his claim to the No. 1 job on a permanent basis
The loss of RGIII should not hurt Washington following a big game from Cousins. Redskins are 0-6 ATS L6 games following a win.
25. CBS Sports (Prisco)
It's Kirk Cousins time now for about six weeks. He can show that he's ready to be an NFL starter -- maybe even for the Redskins.
All is not lost. Kirk Cousins passed for 250 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions Sunday. Robert Griffin III had accomplished those numbers only twice in his career.
The Redskins did drop 41 points on the Jaguars, a win that was even more impressive given the injuries they suffered, but there is some concern about how good this team will be going forward. The Jaguars have now looked completely inept for 6 of their 8 quarters this season, how much of this blowout was due to Jacksonville being among the league's worst teams? The Redskins also have to figure out if they can win games with starting QB RGIII on the sideline for the foreseeable future.
Washington jumps a few spots with a dominating defensive performance and a quality relief effort by Kirk Cousins. Cousins' play over the next several weeks will be interesting to watch.
27. Fox Sports
It’s tough to say that Kirk Cousins is a better QB than Robert Griffin, but it’s easier to call him a better fit for Jay Gruden’s offensive scheme. The offense came alive under Cousins, who negated the team’s weaknesses in pass protection by getting rid of the ball faster. On defense, the pass rush broke out with 10 sacks.