Over the past three seasons, since Joe Gibbs left us again, the Redskins have gone 18-30. It hurts. The Redskins have also, somehow, gone 5-1 against teams that ended up in the NFC Championship. Read it and wonder:
2008 — The Redskins went 3-0 against the Cardinals and Eagles.
2009 — The Redskins lost to the Saints in OT. (They didn’t play Minnesota.)
2010 — The Redskins went 2-0 against the Bears and Packers.
Of course, Washington also lost to two-win Lions and Rams teams and four-win Bengals and Chiefs teams. And all sorts of other teams too.
So, yeah, the Redskins can play up — or down — to anybody, including this year’s NFC champ, which is a bad sign for this year’s NFC champ.