The Redskins finally made the top two of an NFL team ranking. So what if it doesn't have anything to do with winning or success, and actually uses "novelty" as one of the determining factors. According to the research company Thuuz, via the Wall Street Journal, the Redskins were the second most exciting team in the NFL last year after the Houston Texans.â†µ
The season-long prizefight between head coach Mike Shanahan and defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth—coupled with Mr. Shanahan's conflict with quarterback Donovan McNabb—certainly made the team exciting off the field. Turns out they provided plenty of fireworks on it, too. The 6-10 'Skins played in 12 games decided by six points or less and went to overtime four times, including a 30-27 loss to the Texans.â†µ
The problem with that ranking, of course, is that neither of the teams playing for the Super Bowl rank particularly high on that list. The Redskins will be the first team to tell you that exciting football doesn't mean winning football. It may have been hard to watch, but apparently It was just as hard to change the channel.