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CRedskinsRule 07-10-2013 08:25 AM

Predict Your 2013 Redskins Record (pre-training camp edition)
 
Since we are bringing back 21 of 22 starters, and the main rookie/FA challengers are clear, I think that everyone ought to have a pretty good feeling for what their expectations for the regular season are. I would even say that to me it seems obvious that Griffin will be a go by game 1, but definitely no later than our bye week which is when the schedule really starts to grind.

Last season we went 5-1 against the division, and I expect we won't do worse than 4-2 this year. It's also the first time we play a first place schedule, which basically means we get the Falcons not the Bucs, and the Seahawks not the Cardinals. We played and lost to both the Falcons and Seahawks last year, so it's not an insignificant switch. But I think we win both those games with a healthy Griffin(oh how key that sentence is this year).

Several magazines have us placing fourth which is absolutely incomprehensible to me.

Basically for the purposes of the poll I put our floor at 8-8, if any one sees us worse than that, as Ricky Ricardo used to say, You've got some 'splaining to do.

I do think we could top out around 13-3, but being a Skins fan and not wanting to sound to homeresque, I'll say 11-5, 2 being division losses, 2 being teams we would be expected to beat but somehow beat ourselves, and 1 where the team just outplayed us from the start, no division team will outplay us from the start, and we will sweep the Giants this year.

Let's hear your thoughts, and any specific wins/losses you are willing to predict now.

This poll is public.

NYCskinfan82 07-10-2013 08:35 AM

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11-5 is how I see it to. I think our offense will give the league something else to figure out & our defense will step up a lot of guys in contract years.

Chico23231 07-10-2013 08:37 AM

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Im gonna say 10-4...and leave the last 2 games to chance.

NYCskinfan82 07-10-2013 08:39 AM

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[quote=chico23231;1014902]im gonna say 10-4...and leave the last 2 games to chance.[/quote]

lol.

SmootSmack 07-10-2013 08:51 AM

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[quote=Chico23231;1014902]Im gonna say 10-4...and leave the last 2 games to chance.[/quote]

Brilliant. I changed it though

And I'll go with 12-4

Monkeydad 07-10-2013 08:53 AM

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I;m going 12-4.

GTripp0012 07-10-2013 09:10 AM

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9-7, NFC East Champs.

I don't think we'll do a ton of winning outside of the division, but a 4-2 in house effort should get the job done.

skinsfaninok 07-10-2013 09:13 AM

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10-6 and barely beat out dallas for the division crown. I do see us in the NFC Title game

Lotus 07-10-2013 09:17 AM

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12-4
NFCE champs
first round playoff bye
lose in NFC championship
win Super Bowl next year

booyah

Chico23231 07-10-2013 09:20 AM

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12-4 means RG3 doesnt miss anytime and our Defense takes the jump from middle of the pack to top 5 or just outside of top 5...I would love to see it, but...

Gmanc711 07-10-2013 09:21 AM

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Still going 9-7, but I save the right to revise that once I see our secondary a little bit more in training camp. We have some very difficult games @ GB, @ ATL, @ Denver which I have "budgeted" for losses. By rule, I always just have us splitting the NFC East, so there is 6 right there.

However, if I see the improvement on our defense stay consistent with the young additions/returns of Merriweather and hopefully Jackson, then my thoughts change pretty quickly into 11-5.

(I'm also always very pessimistic, but Rg3 is starting to change that)

GTripp0012 07-10-2013 09:28 AM

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It's not that we're not talented enough to win 12 games. We are. But I think a lot of people are expecting the seven game winning streak to continue indefinitely which is leading to a lot of really high predictions for a team that didn't really improve (or have the means to improve) in the offseason.

I am predicting that the days of beginning every. single. year. 3-6 are now over. I think we're too good to slump like that right out of the gate. And the other thing we have going for us is after years and years of playing a gauntlet schedule, the NFC East is no longer that tough, meaning we draw our six most critical games against a below average slate of opponents.

But the rules of the NFL suggest that 75% of the teams are going to trend towards 8-8 from whatever their previous record was. We were 10-7 last year, and it's hard to see us winning 10 of the first 16 again. Again, not impossible...and if you guaranteed me that RG3 starting every game this year, then I think 10 wins becomes likely. But we don't know what we're going to get out of him in year two and I can't base a prediction that a team will overachieve its talent based on just a second year player.

Although in the case where Griffin is healthy for every game and starts tearing down franchise passing records...yeah, then we'll win 12+ games (and likely go 6-0 in the division).

That Guy 07-10-2013 09:33 AM

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11-5 +/-1, if rg3 gets hurt, it's all out the window though.

GTripp0012 07-10-2013 09:36 AM

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The poll is also really skewed because there's such a high probability (40-45%) that the Redskins win 8 or fewer games that anyone who votes that way is going to look like they're picking the Redskins to go 1-15.

I mean, there's basically no chance at all that the Redskins go worse than 4-12. But 8-8? That's not the same thing.


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