WASHINGTON — Well, this is different.
A week ago, most outlets considered the Redskins among the top half of the league. ESPN was the exception, ranking Washington just 22nd in the NFL, despite a three-game win streak at the time.
Now, with the Redskins having won their fourth in a row, ESPN has hopped on the bandwagon. What’s more, the bandwagon is picking up speed elsewhere.
ESPN has Washington ranked ninth this week, a huge jump from No. 22.
CBS Sports has the Redskins ranked 10th, saying “they’re really turned their season around.”
NFL.com is slightly lower on Washington than others are, putting it just 12th. However, credit is given to the Redskins for figuring out how to stop their skid, saying it “feels like not enough attention has been given to the Redskins, who have won four in a row.”
USA TODAY puts the Redskins at No. 10, noting “it’s been nearly 11 months since they lost away from FedEx Field.” The last road game the Redskins lost was Nov. 22, 2015, when they were routed by the Carolina Panthers, who are now 1-5.
SB Nation has Washington up three spots from No. 12 to No. 9, just two spots ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles.
That’s a big change from three weeks ago, when the Redskins lingered around the early 20s. Four straight wins will do that for a team.