Check out the top photos from the Washington Redskins' Week 11 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at FedExField in Landover, Md.
There's no way around it: the Washington Redskins are 3-7. But all that really means to the team is they have six more opportunities this season to come out united and continue to try to win football games — together.
Following their 27-7 loss Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedExField, Redskins outside linebacker Trent Murphy said the team only has one direction it can go from here, and that's up.
"You go up," the rookie pass rusher said. "It doesn't get much worse than that. You come back tomorrow and you look to get better any way you can."
Murphy said the team's week-to-week goal does not change just because of Sunday's loss.
"Still, 1-0 for the rest of the season," he said. "That doesn't change after this loss."
As they look for ways to improve, team captain Trent Williams believes it's important for the Redskins to move forward together.
"We just got to try to get better as a team," he said. "We took this loss as a team, so we got to get better as a team. No excuses can be made."
After all the work the Redskins put in this offseason to prepare for what they hoped would be a successful season, Redskins running back Alfred Morris said that it's tough to find themselves in this situation.
"We work so hard not just during the season, but all offseason workouts and OTAs and times like that," Morris said. "We bust our butt every day and to come out here and not have it translate in the game and in the season is a tough pill to swallow, and something you'll never get used to." With six weeks remaining in the season, outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan believes the Redskins have one thing to play for: and that it's time to leave it all on the field each and every game.
"You just got to be prideful," Kerrigan said. "You got to play for pride. We got six games left, so we got to go out there and play with a lot of effort."
Along with pride, cornerback David Amerson believes there's one other thing the Redskins have to win back: the support of their fans.
"You got to stick together, come back out against San Francisco – a very good football team – and just go at it again," he said. "Go out there and compete and try to put on a show and hopefully win our fans back."
As Murphy alluded to, the Redskins are going to be taking things one step at a time. Starting this Sunday with the San Francisco 49ers, they have six more opportunities to put another notch in the win column and prove to themselves and their fans they have what it takes to be successful.
Now turning their attention to San Francisco with their sense of urgency at an all-time high, Morris remains confident in the Redskins moving forward.
"Our sense of urgency has to be at its peak and we have to find a way to turn it around and to do better," Morris said. "We got a tough challenge coming up next week, but I think we can get it."