The 2012 team won its last seven games after a 36 start. This year, it’s one game behind already at 27. Miracles happen, but that 2012 team was led by rookie phenom Robert Griffin III, whose career essentially was sidelined by an injury in the playoffs.
What’s ahead for Washington? Certainly, there are a couple of winnable games immediately ahead against Cincinnati and Dallas. Washington has already beaten Dallas 25-3 on Oct. 25, but this is a Thanksgiving game and crazy things happen on your third helping of turkey.
But let’s say Washington wins both games to reach 4-7. Even in the poor NFC East where 7-9 might win, the final weeks are nearly all must-win games.
Washington plays at Pittsburgh on Dec. 6. As in the 9-0 Steelers. Pittsburgh isn’t exactly the king of the NFL that 9-0 indicates, but tougher teams than Washington have failed. Winning in Pittsburgh is a big challenge, but Washington does have four extra days of rest after playing Dallas.
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Tight end might be top pick
Washington could pick sixth in the 2021 NFL Draft. It could select 19th or somewhere in between with three games remaining.
Smith is ‘feeling more comfortable'
Starting quarterback Alex Smith when many second-guessed if the passer was even physically able to play over a younger quarterback that could be developed wasn’t a lucky guess by coach Ron Rivera.
Puh-puh playoffs are possibility
The path to the postseason has become crystal clear for the Washington Football Team. Just keep winning and don’t look back.
Turner growing into role
Scott Turner is no longer known just as Norv’s son and the kid who grew up at the Washington team facility and FedEx Field. He’s now a key cog in the rebranding and resurgence of the burgundy-and-gold offense.
Legends influence Rivera
John Madden and Mike Ditka are seemingly at daily practices.
It has been a magical ride
FROM WHERE I’M SITTING
Beating Steelers surprised even Rivera
NO PRESSURE, NO DIAMOND
Defensive line makes a stand
Chase Young is a leader already. Of the defensive line, the defense at large and the entire Washington Football Team.
Class of 2020 looking sharp
Certainly 2020 will be remembered as one of the worse of our lives thanks to the pandemic. Future mentions will bring crinkled faces and anguished looks.
3 big thoughts
3 big thoughts
Some Decembers to remember
BEHIND THE NUMBERS
A background in sculpture trained artist Aly Ytterberg to see objects more fully.
With Big Ronnie Coleman, Eight-Time Mr. Olympia
HOW PHONES CAN ALERT YOU TO COVID-19 EXPOSURE
More than 8.1 million people in the U.S. have turned their iPhones and Android devices into pandemic contact-tracing tools, but it hasn’t been of much use when their neighbors, classmates and coworkers aren’t on the same system.
Mr. Jones beats Washington again, and Eagles-Giants, 70s-style
If you were Daniel Jones, you would probably wish that there were only two teams in the NFL: the New York Football Giants, and the Washington Football Team. After all, four of Jones’ five career wins have come against Washington. It got me wondering if other Giants quarterbacks had such luck to start their careers against division rivals:
HAPPY DAYS FOR PATRICK DUFFY!
Dallas heartthrob & Richie Cunningham’s TV girlfriend are hearing wedding bells
Can the Giants come back? History says no
BEHIND THE NUMBERS
CAPTURING PROTECTORS OF PEACE
Rare shots of Old West lawmen with firearms—and without.
A Painter of People and Places
Artist Anne Molasky is inspired by the outdoors and its many shades of light.
Return of the Dragon
China is rising in the eyes of the U.S. and the West. But in its own historical perspective, this is a restoration