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View Poll Results: Will the Redskins Make the Playoffs this season?
Yes. 107 60.80%
No. 59 33.52%
I won't say because I am a weenie who doesn't want to go on record. 10 5.68%
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:32 PM   #16
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Re: Will the Redskins Make the Playoffs

I say 'yes'. There are no other teams on our schedule that actually fill me with dread. Can we lose more games than we should? Yes. Do we have the personnel that will not let that happen? Yes. As bad as we have been playing, by that I mean given our potential, I think the best is yet to come.
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:33 PM   #17
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The key, in my opinion, more so than the Cowboys and Giants games are going to be the games against the other teams in the hunt with us for a wild-card spot. We've already beaten two of them with the Lions and Cardinals. And we have an opportunity to beat two more with the Bucs and Bears.

We need to win the games we're expected to win. Starting this Sunday against the Jets
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:35 PM   #18
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i voted weenie and just need to see more. i think this is a year where there are 2 good teams in the nfc and the rest are all about equal. have to see how the tiebreakers work out and how we fare in our divisional games.
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:45 PM   #19
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Re: Will the Redskins Make the Playoffs

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Well I'm going to come out and say that I said no.

I said no because the Giants are looking like a whole new team after week 3. The realistic chances of our team winning the division playing like we are aren't very good. We would have to go beat the Giants in New York and Dallas probably twice just to be in contention.

We will probably be one of those 3-5 teams fighting for that wildcard spot and I just can't see us winning out in the end. Especially seeing as we don't play a team besides the Bucs who look like they would be fighting for the wildcard spot too. So our fate in the end will almost definitely be decided by another team.

For the record though I sure as hell hope we do make the playoffs. I just can't help but express my doubts.
I don't agree, but I respect you for having the cajones to say what you think. I think one can make a good case for us not making it, I'm just not buying it until we lose to a team like the Jets.
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:56 PM   #20
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Ok, I did vote no.

Upon second thought I think that I should have voted yes. In our next 9 games I think we will beat the Jets, Buccaneers, Bills, Bears, Vikings, and Cowboys.
That means we will split our games with the Eagles and Cowboys, and lose to Giants again.

That will put us at 10 - 6 and we should be able to make it into the playoffs with that record and the weak NFC.

Still I don't feel that this team can pull it off the way we have been playing the last couple of weeks. And this isn't just from the Patriots game that I feel this way. I think that this team does not have an identity on offense. Our defense is there, but they will get murdered if they have to be on the field for over half of the game like they have been lately.

I think all of the tools are there for this offense to succeed, but with the injuries at the line, and the inconsistencies in play calling and catching the ball we are going to be very lucky to win 6 of our next 9. But if any team can do that, it would be the same core group that won out two years ago and made the playoffs.

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Old 10-30-2007, 09:57 PM   #21
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I said No.

With the Giants at 6-2 and the Cowboys at 6-1, it's going to be very difficult. If we don't move ahead of one of them, I don't see us making the playoffs. I just think our division is too strong.

I do think we'll finish the season with a winning record, and probably make 10-6, but that might not be enough.

I hope I'm wrong.
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:00 PM   #22
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I hope I'm wrong, but I'll go on record as a "No". Here's why:

1) OL is injured and not very good.
2) Portis is not hitting what holes are there. IMO he's either hurt or mentally checked out from this team.
3) Our WRs are poor at best
4) Our offense has no identity, the playcalling is too predictable and some flat out bad playcalls for the game situations we've been in have been made.
5) Campbell will still make young QB mistakes and he's not very good in the three step game. He looks good in Play-action and 5-7 step (when we can protect and a receiver gets open). But the quick passing game should be our best option with a banged up OL.
6) Our defense is good but doesn't scare anybody. To overcome all the offensive problems we need a "dominant" defense (Bears '06, SB Ravens or SB Tampa). This defense, while solid, cannot carry this team.

Here's how I beleive the playoffs will unfold:

Divison winners will be: Dallas, Green Bay, New Orleans and Seattle. NY Giants (unless they tank) will be one Wildcard. That leaves us, Detroit, Tampa Bay, Carolina and Arizona fighting for the last wildcards.

Here's how I see the rest of the season: Should be Wins: BUF & NYJ, Probable Losses: Tampa Bay (in Tampa), Dallas (at Dallas), NYG (in NY, we haven't won there in the last 3 years). Could go either way: CHI, PHI, MIN, Dallas (at home). So before the games going either way we are 6 - 6, if we split we're 8 - 8 and that's not getting us in. If we are 9 - 7 we have a chance if the tiebreakers go our way, but Tampa's schedule is easier than ours and Detroit is 5-2. Our playoffs will probably be determined on Nov. 25th in Tampa Bay.
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:04 PM   #23
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I voted no. I just dont see how we can rebound after this week. I dont think the offense is very good. Our injuries are too great to make it. I think we will probably loose some close games to teams we should beat. I hope I am wrong. :frusty: But I guess there is always next year.
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:05 PM   #24
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It really doesn't matter what other teams do. We have to win 6 out of the remaining 9 games to make the playoffs. Put it another way, we can only afford 3 losses. What in gods name makes you think Gibbs and Co have a better than 50% chance of winning 6 more games?
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:05 PM   #25
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Thanks sandtrap there as putting down a yes. I see us splitting with the boys this year. I also think we should be 10-6 at the end of the year. Getting Thomas back in december might also propell us to a couple of wins in the playoffs. That is as long as we don't have many more injuries. Our D will be back next week. We have Macklin and Pearson P. as nickel guys. Also we need Smooot back in the lineup. O-line time to Gell this week.
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:07 PM   #26
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they will make it, a lot, because of the weak NFC, we will be seeded 6
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:17 PM   #27
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I don't think we will be able to make the playoffs. Ideally, I'd love to see how the team as a whole rebounds from this loss, but I think our team is too inconsistent to make the playoffs. Typically, we seem to play up and down to our competition (those close games regardless of our opponents, except the Patriots, is a bad sign -- not a good one). The skins won't be out of many games, but they will be keeping games close which can mean unlucky losses, etc.

I just think the Giants are really hot although they typically tail off as the season goes on, Dallas looks great, and Philly looks great against Detroit!

Our playoff chances really depend on the NFC South. I think it's pretty safe that GB will win the north, and the west is terrible so we don't have to worry about a wildcard. Carolina and TB will fight it out for that division, and the loser has a good shot at the 2nd wild card.
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:20 PM   #28
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check me in with a yes we will make the playoffs. given the weak nfc..i dont see how we wont. and it all starts sunday against the jets. Its time to either put up or shut up. I do think our offense is suffering from the injury bug. Its time open up this so called 700 page play book and do something to get this offense jump started. But on a side note i cant believe the folks over at nfl network for reshowing that performance from sunday. I thought they showed the best games from the previous weekend...what the hell were they thinking about? and finally GO COLTS on sunday.
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:28 PM   #29
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I am typically an optimist, but I'm getting a rotten vibe. I gotta go with no.

I think teams in the last few weeks have exposed our weaknesses on offense. The secret is out that you can get in Campbell's face up the middle, because Rabach is not 100% and Fabini stinks. The secret is also out that we only run to the left. Nobody respects our ability to run right. I don't respect it either.

I don't think we win either of the Cowboy games, and I can't see us beating BOTH the Giants and Philly. McNabb's looking a lot better lately, by the way. Three more losses within the division will really put us in a bind. We'd need to win every other game left on the schedule.

I'd love nothing more than to be wrong, but I think we come close, but ultimately miss out at 9-7.

PS If we lose to the Jets, our chances of making the playoffs drop to like 10% in my opinion, I'm counting on us beating them.
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:33 PM   #30
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I'm not so sure why people are counting us out at 9-7. People must have more faith in the NFC than I do. I'm just not sold on the notion that there are 6 better teams than the Redskins in the NFC.
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