NFL Power Rankings, Week 9: Washington Redskins Continue To Fall Further

The Washington Redskins will be falling in this week's NFL Power Rankings across the web. How far will they fall?

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NFL Week 9 Power Rankings: Redskins Tumble To No. 24 In Fox's Latest

As one might expect for a team that’s lost three in a row and four of its past five, the Washington Redskins have tumbled precipitously in various media outlets’ Power Rankings. SB Nation, CBS and ESPN all bumped the Redskins out of the top 20. Add FOX to that list as well. Brian Billick, the former Super Bowl winning coach and current analyst for FOX, put Washington at No. 24 in his latest poll.

Redskins: No. 24
Record: 3-4.
Last Week: 21Mike Shanahan was shut out for the first time ever in his long head-coaching career, and his defense wasn’t stopping the Bills either. This is a team that was once atop of the division and has taken a free-fall. I think it’s clear, neither John Beck nor Rex Grossman is the answer.

The Redskins look to get back in the win column this Sunday when they host the 5-1 San Francisco 49ers.

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 9: Redskins Slide To No. 22 In ESPN List

Sunday, the Washington Redskins lost their third straight game and fourth in their last five, 23-0, to the Buffalo Bills. The team is in a free-fall, and their placement in the latest ESPN power rankings reflects that. ESPN's panel of voters has the Redskins at No. 22 in the league, down from No. 20 a week ago. Writes Ashley Fox of Washington:

The Redskins' issues go well beyond quarterback, but clearly, neither Rex Grossman nor John Beck is the answer.

Against Buffalo, Beck completed 20-of-33 passes for a respectable 60.6 percent rate. But he threw no touchdowns and two interceptions, dragging his quarterback rating down to 69.9 on the season. That's still better than Grossman (66.5 rating in 2011), but as Fox alludes to, that's not saying a heckuva lot.

The Redskins aim to end their slide this Sunday, Nov. 6 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Elsewhere in the NFC East, ESPN's panel has the New York Giants at No. 9 following their comeback victory over the Miami Dolphins. The Philadelphia Eagles roes to No. 16 after their beatdown of the Dallas Cowboys, who dipped to No. 21. Indeed, Washington brings up the rear--though just barely--of the NFC East pack, according to ESPN's panel.

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Week 9 NFL Power Rankings: Redskins Fall Out Of Top 20

The 2011 NFL Power Rankings for Week 9 continue to pour in. The latest edition comes from CBS, who seems to agree with the SB nation guys on the fate of the Redskins and put them at No. 22 overall. They also point out anyone with a television and three hours to kill on Sunday afternoon also noticed.

They have big problems on offense, and it showed in a big way against the Bills. Mike Shanahan was shut out. That's the first time -- ever. Ouch.

We all know the Redskins have issues on offense. We kind of expected that coming into the year. But we didn't expect Rex Grossman to perform badly enough to necessitate a benching, or that the team's primary running back and best wide receiver would be sidelined with pretty serious injuries. Throw Chris Cooley and all the offensive lineman that have been hurt as well into the mix and there is no surprise that the Redskins have been so anemic on that side of the ball lately. As a result, they continue to slide.

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Week 9 NFL Power Rankings: Redskins Fall To No. 22 In Latest SB Nation Poll

The Washington Redskins got blanked by the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. That can be a demoralizing loss for any team to suffer through, but it is particularly bad in the eyes of those who put together the various Power Rankings across the Internet. The guys over at SB Nation just put their latest edition of the 2011 NFL Power Rankings out, and it should be no surprise that the Redskins fell out of the top 20. Now standing at just 3-4, the Redskins are now ranked as the 22nd best team in football.

Tale of two seasons: 3-1 start and now a three-game losing streak. Which Redskins season is really them?

Maybe I can help them with that. I think the real Redskins are a combination of the two. They aren't as bad as they've been for the past three games, but I don't think anyone expected them to be as good as they were during that four game start either. The 3-1 start and the three game losing streak are just polar opposites, per usual, the reality lies somewhere in between.

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 9: Washington Redskins Continue To Tumble

The Washington Redskins will be falling in this week's NFL Power Rankings across the web. How far will they fall?

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