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Ridiculously Early, Wildly Irresponsible 2010 Redskins Season Predictions

Following the release of the Skins 2010 schedule last night, I received a text from a friend of mine who comments here under the name “omgwtfbbq.” All it read: “5-11.” He was obviously assuming that I, like him, had spent all evening pondering the Skins fate. To the contrary, I was eating sushi and watching Idol. (No, seriously. Team Bowersox, ya’ll.)

But the text did get me thinking about how this season will play out. So, let’s take this game-by-game and determine how the team will fair this season, without knowing who else they may acquire (not T.O.), or draft.

Week 1. Dallas, at home, Sunday night. We have to mark this in the “win” column. Because if they don’t win this game … nevermind. They’re going to win.

Week 2. Texans, at home. This’ll be a tough one, but Lil’ Shanahan knows Houston well having served as its O.C. Hopefully that, combined with the 12th MAN!!!! advantage, give the Skins a win. We’ll go with a cautious W.

Week 3. At Rams. Our newest D-lineman Carriker returns home to tee off on Sam Bradford. This has to be a win.

Week 4. At Eagles. It’s safe to assume the Eagles are taking a step back this season, and McNabb returning to Philly to beat the Eagles is too good to pass up. Yep, another win.

Week 5. Packers, at home. Another tricky one to predict, but right now, it’s hard to say Green Bay isn’t a better team than Washington. Skins are lucky to get them at home, but I’ll mark this as a loss.

Week 6. Colts, at home, Sunday night. Loss.

Week 7. At Bears. /Double checks to see if Jay Cutler is still Bears QB. //he is. ///win.

Week 8. At Lions. REVENGE GAME. Detroit is a team on the (slow) rise, but no way the Skins lose to them again. Right? Right.

Week 9. Bye

Week 10. Eagles, at home, Monday night. Skins coming off their bye week, and they’ll clearly be 6-2 at this point with loads of confidence. Another win against Philly here.

Week 11. At Titans. Should be another good one, but we’ll give Tennessee the win.

Week 12. Vikings, at home. You know, everyone keeps talking about how hard this schedule is, but at least the best teams the Skins play have to come to FedEx. Having said that, they aren’t better than Minnesota. Loss.

Week 13. At Giants. When in doubt about picking an NFC East game, go with the home team. Giants win.

Week 14. Bucs, at home. Nice, easy win after four really tough games.

Week 15. At Cowboys. See Week 13 explanation. Dallas can have one.

Week 16. At Jaguars. A non-conference road game sandwiched between two big NFC East games. Could be the dreaded “trap game” (which may, or may not, be a real thing). Still, Skins win.

Week 17. Giants, at home. If things play out anywhere close to what I’ve predicted here, this could be a massive game to end the season. For reasons explained before, Washington takes it.


Yes, this is extremely optimistic. But for the first time in several years, I have high expectations for this team, which is always a dangerous thing.

Two other notes about their schedule: Last season’s overall record for opponents was 134-122 … The Skins have no west coast games; the furthest west they travel is Dallas.

Former Managing Editor at UPROXX; former Senior Editor at @SBNation; former ska-zine editor, fan of bad sports teams and good beer.



  1. Jamie Mottram

    April 21, 2010 at 10:31 AM

    I smell 7-9, or three games better than last season.

  2. Matt K.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    Right now, I’d say 8-8.

  3. Kid Bro Sweetz

    April 21, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    We’re always good to give away at least 2 games we should win. Shanny or not.

    I say 8-8.

  4. DC

    April 21, 2010 at 10:53 AM


  5. 44ever

    April 21, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    3-0 to start, 4-4 at the Bye, 6-8 with 2 to go, and (stupidly) win the last 2 for a middle of the pack finish and a #15-16 pick. But it will be more FUN than the last 10 years combined!

  6. ATBechtold

    April 21, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    This has got 12-4 and a first round bye written all over it.

  7. Mike Bradley

    April 21, 2010 at 12:28 PM


    and i’ll be waking up from my dream any minute now……

  8. DC Landing Strip

    April 21, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    You can always tell when someone isn’t thaaaaaat confident in their team: they predict 10-6. Because it feels better than the more realistic 6-10.

  9. Chris Mottram

    April 21, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    I actually went pick-by-pick and predicted each game; I didn’t have a record in mind prior. In hindsight, 10-6 is kinda crazy, but the difference between that and 6-10 really isn’t much in the NATINAL-FUHTBAWL-LEEAGUE.

  10. kip

    April 21, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    I say 7-9 shanny alone is at least +3 games last year

  11. Hogs Haven

    April 21, 2010 at 2:57 PM

    Like last year, this is a 10-6 team if it sustains no injuries. Of course we will and the OLine is still as horrible as ever (even if they draft an OL w/ #4). Zero depth at many positions. 6-10.

  12. soulrebel08

    April 21, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    You could have put a little more effort into Week 6, unreal…

  13. JDP

    April 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    We’re gonna lose 1 to Eagles and Cowboys, lose 2 to Giants. Add losses to Indy, GB, Texans (who will light up our secondary), and Vikings and we’re 8 and 8.

  14. they call me Fitz

    April 21, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    7-9. I see us f’ing up a game we should win but still better than last year

  15. js4rester

    April 21, 2010 at 11:49 PM


  16. worksux

    April 22, 2010 at 7:49 AM

    “5-11, Not Very good” – The old ball coach

  17. omgwtfbbq

    April 22, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    To be fair, I spent all of about 3 minutes pondering the schedule and concluding on 5-11. Also, I made the assumption that nothing we do between now and then will matter towards determining wins and losses.

  18. tyler

    April 25, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    i also think we will lose to the colts but think about the saints game last year. i dont think you can just straight up call it a loss. but i think the cowboys will get 1st in the nfc “beast” and redskins will have a 9-7 record, barely make the playoffs

  19. eddie

    May 13, 2010 at 1:40 AM

    If the Redskins play like they should I can see 10-6 being very reasonable!!! Loses to Dallas (1), Colts, and Vikings (I believe upset the Vikings) are the only games we should lose!!! Take 3 randoms for good measure and 10-6 we are!!!

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