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I don't know if the Redskins will beat the Packers and neither do you

By Jason Woodmansee

The main thing we’ve learned from the NFL season so far is that there are no great teams and no terrible teams. In fact, most teams are pretty mediocre. And the Redskins may be the most fabulously mediocre team in the league.

This isn’t about parity. There are usually one or two teams that go through the first part of the season undefeated (like the Colts and Saints last year), and one or two teams that look truly awful (like the Lions every year). I challenge you to find someone who thinks the Chiefs can go 16-0, or who thinks the 49ers will go 0-16. Every team has serious flaws paired up with some positives. The Redskins have a new system, new coach, no running backs and all their wide receivers are over 50. They do, however, have a proven Hall of Fame coach, a proven Hall of Fame quarterback, and the ability to get some lucky breaks.

This brings us to the Packers. Aaron Rodgers has looked spectacular so far, but they have no real running game. They also managed to lose to the Bears, who looked like a Pop Warner team against the Giants last week (I may get an angry letter from my son’s Pop Warner coach on that one). So, who knows? I was 100% sure the Redskins would beat the Rams. I was 80% sure they would lose to the Eagles. The lessons are that I know nothing (but you knew that), and the Redskins defy prediction. On any given Sunday the Redskins can beat any team in the NFL -- or they could lose to any team in the NFL.

So, no more win/loss predictions in this space. I’ve already lost money doing that. The only thing I can be sure of is that I will have a heart condition before the bye week.

By Box Seats blogger  | October 8, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
Categories:  Jason Woodmansee, Redskins  | Tags:  Jason Woodmansee, Redskins  
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Does it really matter if the Skins win or lose but it is how they played the game that matters most to their fans?

Posted by: NatsSince1967 | October 8, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

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