Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 14 of the NFL season.
Record: 6-7, T-1st in NFC East
vs. NFC East: 2-2
vs. NFC: 6-4
vs. AFC: 0-3
Key stats changes from 2014-2015
Rankings (through Sunday’s games)
Offense (yards/game): 336.5 (25th)
Defense (yards/game): 363.7 (21st)
Passer rating offense: 93.0 (13th)
Opp passer rating: 95.2 (22nd)
Yards/rush attempt: 3.6 (29th)
Opp. yards/rush attempt: 4.6 (29th)
DVOA through Week 14 (Football Outsiders): -5.6% (17th)
Top three storylines:
Still in control—By getting their first win on the road, the Redskins stayed in control of their playoff fate. If they win out, they are in. There are some complex scenarios that will let them get in if they don’t put together a 3-0 finish. But there is a good sound to win and in.
Injuries continue to pile up—Another week, another season ending injury for the Redskins. This week it was second tight end Derek carrier, who went out with a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. Carrier joined over a dozen teammates on injured reserve as the team signed Alex Smith, who played for Jay Gruden in Cincinnati. Just another case of next man up.
Cousins stays hot—Kirk Cousins’ future in Washington was looking shaky after he threw two interceptions and posted a passer rating of 57.9 against the Jets in Week 6. But since then he has been on fire. Since then he has thrown just three interceptions and has five games with a passer rating over 100 including his last three in a row.
Next three games
Sunday vs. Bills (6-7)—The Bills’ defense was supposed to be dominant but that hasn’t materialized. LeSean McCoy, who burned the Redskins on occasion when he was with the Eagles, seems to be healthy and is playing better the last five games than he has all year. We will see what Rex Ryan brings to town on Sunday.
December 26 @ Eagles (6-7)—The only thing this game will mean is everything. The winner probably wins the NFC East, the loser likely heads home for the playoffs. We’ll take a closer look at where these two inconsistent teams as we get closer to the Saturday prime time contest.
January 3 @ Cowboys (4-9)—This game could be critical for the Redskins or it could be the January equivalent of a meaningless preseason game. We know it won’t mean anything for the Cowboys.