NFL Power Rankings, Week 13: Washington Redskins Slowly Keep Moving Up

How much will the win over the Seattle Seahawks help the Redskins in this week's NFL Power Rankings?

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Week 13 NFL Power Rankings: Washington Redskins Improve To No. 20 In FOX Sports List

The Washington Redskins ended their six-game losing streak on Sunday with a 23-17, come-from-behind victory on the road against the Seattle Seahawks. Roy Helu brough Washington to within three, at 17-14, with a fourth-quarter rushing touchdown, and the Redskins followed that score up with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Rex Grossman to Anthony Armstrong. Graham Gano added a late field goal to make the final margin 23-17. As a result, former NFL coach and current FOX Sports analyst Brian Billick saw fit to move Washington up to No. 20 in his latest NFL Power Rankings, a four-spot improvement over last week. Here's Billick's take on Washington following its Week 12 victory:

Rex Grossman may throw way too many interceptions, but this team is better with him behind center . . . for now. If Roy Helu doesn't get the bulk of the carries next weekend, I am done trying to anticipate the game plan of the Redskins moving forward.

Coming back against the 4-7 Seahawks may not seem like much, but for a Washington team beset by injuries and ineptitude for the balance of the season, it's certainly a step in the right direction. Its modest improvement in Billick's power rankings reflects that.

For more on the Redskins, please visit Hogs Haven.

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Week 13 NFL Power Rankings: Redskins Hold Tight At No. 27

This si the first time in about six weeks that the Redskins are coming off a win when the 2011 NFL Power Rankings come out from SB Nation, so you would think they would move up in the rankings, even slightly, right? Well apparently that isn't the case. The guys at SB Nation have them at No. 27, the exact same spot where they were last week.

Kudos to the 'Skins for ending their six-game skid. Unfortunately, they're just affecting their draft position now.

That's the balance that Redskins fans have to strike with this team. They could either win some games and gain some confidence going into next year, but that would mean that they hurt their draft stock and the opportunity to draft a potentially franchise changing quarterback. Even when there is a silver lining to losing, it's never easy.

We'll have more on the various Power Rankings as they come out through the day, but for more on the Washington Redskins, please head over to our Hogs Haven blog.

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 13: Washington Redskins Slowly Keep Moving Up

How much will the win over the Seattle Seahawks help the Redskins in this week's NFL Power Rankings?

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