QUARTER OF THE WAY IN, REDSKINS SCHEDULE LOOKS LESS DAUNTING THAN FIRST IMAGINED
JP Finlay, CSN Mid-Atlantic When NFL schedules were announced this spring, Redskins fans looked at the 2016 slate with much consternation. A quarter of the way into the season and things don't look quite so daunting. Sitting at 2-2 through four games, the 'Skins are in the exact same spot as they were at this point last season. Washington used a second half surge in 2015 to go on and win the NFC East, and while it's much too early to guess how the second half of 2016 will shake out, some teams do not appear to be the same as they were last season. Due to NFL constructs, the Redskins face the NFC North and the AFC North this season. Arguably the deepest divisions in both conferences, last season the NFC North sent two teams to the playoffs in Green Bay and Minnesota, with the Packers knocking out the Redskins in the first round. The AFC North also sent two teams to the playoffs in the Steelers and the Bengals. Keep Reading
WORRIED ABOUT THE REDSKINS SCHEDULE? YOU SHOULD BE
JP Finlay, CSN Mid-Atlantic A quick glance at the Redskins 2016 schedule shows a tough campaign ahead, but new analysis reveals this fall could be even harder than originally expected. Washington took advantage of a fourth-place schedule in 2015 - and a down NFC East - en route to a 9-7 record and the division title. Now, as division winners, the 'Skins will face a first place schedule not to mention improved teams from around the league. Writing for Rotoworld, Warren Sharp analyzed all 32 NFL team's strength of schedule based on win total information available in Las Vegas. For example, Bovada.lv set the Redskins win total at 7.5. As the offseason progresses, from the draft to OTAs to minicamp, casinos adjust the win total bets, and Sharp used the most recent totals. His analysis shows the Redskins with the second toughest schedule in the NFL, but perhaps more troubling, the second half of 2016 will be the toughest in the league. Remember, Kirk Cousins and the Redskins played their best football late in the 2015 season, a tactic that will be much more difficult this fall... Keep Reading
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