The Washington Redskins are just under two months away from their preseason opener against the New England Patriots and with that comes the various predictions from the major publishing companies. Well, All Over the Hill has predictions of our own and it begins with an estimated overall record of 9-7. The Redskins were among the leagues worst in 2013, but look to improve after a roster overhaul. The mediocre NFC East conference will be a heavily contributing factor to the team’s overall performance.
In the first half of the season, Washington has a string of very winnable games that could boost team moral head into the week 10 bye week. The late bye week typically allows for teams to recover in the midst of the grueling season. The Redskins should be able to except the first nine games with an above .500 record keeping them in contention for both the divisional and wild card titles.
Then, Washington faces three very difficult road tests in San Francisco, Indianapolis, and New York. These games will be huge determinants of how the Redskins finish before wrapping up their season with home contests against the division rival Eagles and Cowboys
The 9-7 record is dependent on a substantial improvement over each side of the football. Washington was among the league’s worst in defense and special teams, but the increased depth and additions across the roster should lead to 9-7 record.