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Roundup: Those Preseason Predictions Of The Redskins Didn't Come True

On the morning after the Washington Redskins locked up an NFC East title – the second time they've done so in the last four years – with a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, the excitement of a long, hard process still hasn't quite sunk in yet.

But while players, coaches and fand had belief in this team for quite some time now, few predicted they'd be in the playoffs.

Scratch that. Make it no one outside of the players, coaches and fans that thought the Redskins would be in this position.

Back in September, NFL experts from various media outlets did their usually NFL season predictions.

Some picked the Eagles to win the East. Some had the Giants making it to the playoffs again. Some had the Cowboys winning their second division championship in a row.

Almost all had the Redskins finishing dead last in the NFC East.

Have a look at where they *thought *the Redskins would be this season:’s picks for the NFC East champion:

--Jeffri Chadiha: Dallas Cowboys

--Judy Battista: Dallas Cowboys

--Brian Billick: Philadelphia Eagles

--Michael Silver: Dallas Cowboys

--Colleen Wolfe: Philadelphia Eagles

--Steve Wyche: Dallas Cowboys

--Gil Brandt: Dallas Cowboys  

--Adam Schein: Philadelphia Eagles

--Bucky Brooks: Philadelphia Eagles

--Dave Dameshek: Philadelphia Eagles

--Marc Sessler: Philadelphia Eagles

--Elliot Harrison: Dallas Cowboys

--Charley Casserly: Philadelphia Eagles


Doug Farrar
1. Philadelphia Eagles
2. Dallas Cowboys
3. New York Giants
4. Washington Redskins

Farrar added: "As for the Redskins, they're probably good for more drama off the field than intrigue with anything they do in an actual football sense."

Chris Burke
1. Dallas Cowboys
2. Philadelphia Eagles
3. New York Giants
4. Washington Redskins

ProFootballTalk. Same story, different outlet:

--Josh Alper had the Eagles taking the division with the Cowboys as a wildcard.

--Curtis Crabtree had the Cowboys taking the division with the Eagles as a wildcard.

--Darrin Gantt had the Eagles taking the division with the Cowboys as a wildcard.

--Zac Johnson had the Eagles taking the division.

--Michael David Smith had the Eagles taking the division.

--Mike Florio had the Cowboys taking the division with the Eagles as a wildcard.

USA Today's Nate Davis predicted the Redskins would finish fourth in the division with a 4-12 record.'s Andy Benoit though the Cowboys would win the division, the Eagles would make the playoffs as a wildcard, the Giants would finish third and the Redskins would finish last.

ESPN's first power ranking of the season had the Redskins 32nd. That means worst in the league.

Yeah, that didn't happen.




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