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Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: Washington Redskins Continue Slide In CBS's Latest

The Washington Redskins have dropped two consecutive games and three of their past four after losing on the road to the Carolina Panthers, 33-20. Consequently, it should come as no surprise that Mike Shanahan's squad is losing its luster in the eyes of fans and scribes. The Redskins dropped down every media outlets' Week 8 Power Rankings, including CBS's, compiled each week by Pete Prisco. Last week the Redskins dropped down to 14 after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles. The road loss to the Panthers dropped them even further down the board. Let's take a look how far.

Washington Redskins

Rank: 18

Last Week: 14

Comment: It made little difference to start John Beck. The quarterback issues will plague this team all season.

It's hard to dispute Pete Prisco's short but to-the-point explanation of Washington's primary flaw. The NFL is a quarterback's league, and quite simply, it's hard to survive without either solid play from your signal caller or an elite defense to pick up the slack. The Redskins are definitely trending in the right direction in terms of building a championship caliber defense. But the unit is not good enough yet to carry the team to victory on a consistent basis. 

The Redskins look to get back on track in Week 8 when they travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills

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