In his recap of the Eagles-Redskins game, fellow FanHouser and Eagles fan Enrico Campitelli shared Donovan McNabb's assertion that the Eagles were better than the Redskins even though they lost today.
Even after all of this, the Redskins are still not respected.
All Washington did was beat the Saints, Cardinals, Cowboys and Eagles in a row. That after losing a 16-7 yawner against the Giants in the season opener. All of those teams fancy themselves as playoff hopefuls.
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They've also pulled off an amazing feat by winning in Dallas and Philadelphia in consecutive weeks. Three weeks ago, experts were glowing that those were the two best teams in the NFL. Both are in the Redskins rear view mirror.
Oh, they'll see each other again. The Redskins are halfway through their division schedule. They get another crack at the Cowboys, Eagles and Giants -- but all games will be played at FedEx Field.
The Redskins should be around for the long haul. Their next three opponents (Rams, Browns, Lions) are a combined 1-11. There is a really good chance that Washington could be 7-1 before an Election Day Eve battle with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jason Campbell has the NFL's eighth-highest passer rating. He has set a franchise record for consecutive passes without an interception. Clinton Portis is second in rushing. Their sixth-ranked offense has yet to turn over the football. The Eagles gave up just 215 yards on the ground all season long. The Redskins rushed for 203 yards today.
The defense has been equally amazing. Without four starters today, the defense held the Eagles offense to just 10 points (the other Philly TD was scored on special teams). Donovan McNabb threw for under 200 yards and Brian Westbrook did minimal damage (33 yds rushing, 51 yds receiving).
This defense held the Giants to 16 points, became the only team in 13 games to hold the Cardinals under 20 points, held the high-octane Saints to just 250 yards and held the Cowboys to their lowest scoring output of the season. Other than seeing those NFC East teams again, there are no offenses out there that can match up to what they've already seen.
Washington has dominated late in games. They are outscoring opponents 34-10 in the fourth quarter.
This isn't a fluke. Going back to last year, the Redskins have won 8 of 9 regular season games. They have already finished their toughest part of the schedule. This is the first time the Skins have been 4-1 since 1999 ... their last NFC East title.
Maybe the Redskins won't repeat that feat, but at least they are back in the discussion.