The Redskins got off to a great start in 2018. After nine games, the Redskins were 6-3 and were on top of the NFC East, but injuries started to pile up, including a gruesome leg injury for their QB Alex Smith against the Texans in Week 11. They would lose that game and ultimately finish the season 7-9.
According to their star corner Josh Norman, if Smith stays healthy, the Skins win Super Bowl 53.
“We go to the Super Bowl… We in it and we win it,” Norman told TMZ Sports.
Norman explained why the Redskins get it done.
“Why would we not get past the Rams, why would not get past the Saints, why would we not have gotten past any of those teams,” Norman said. “Yeah, they would have beaten us earlier in the year, but guess what, we would have gotten better from it, we would have gotten stronger from it. We had a quarterback that don’t lose games for us, and we would have been fine.”
Well, Alex Smith is a good quarterback, but the Redskins were an average team in 2018, and mediocre teams don’t go to the Super Bowl. They might have been good enough to win the NFC East if Smith stayed healthy, but unfortunately, that is something we’ll never know.
After defeating the Buccaneers on Sunday, the Washington Redskins moved to 6-3 and are two games up on the Cowboys and Eagles in the NFC East.
While the Redskins are on top of the NFC East, some question how good they really are, including former NFL player and Fox Sports’ Marcellus Wiley.
“Man, I hate to be that guy. You only beat who is on the field, but it’s a suppressed division. We know that,” Wiley told TMZ Sports.
“Dallas is trying to figure out which way is up. Obviously, Philadelphia is having a hangover from last year. And, you look at the Giants, man, Eli at the quarterback position not living up to the standard. Obviously, his best days behind him.
“Yeah, they’re taking advantage of a suppressed division right now.”
Washington’s offense is not very prolific. Led by QB Alex Smith and RB Adrian Peterson, the Skins are 27th in points per game(19.6), but their defense has played well this season. The Redskins are allowing 19.4 ppg, which is fourth best in the NFL.
We can question the Skins all we want, but it’s all about wins and losses, and at this point, Washington has beaten the teams they needed to beat. Four of the Redskins’ six wins have come against teams with losing records. However, next Sunday, Washington have a tough test against the AFC South leading Houston Texas at FedEX Field, which will help us learn a little bit more about this team
I believe Philly has the most talent in the NFC East, and we will find out how true that is as Washington has to play the Eagles two times in their final seven games. They also have to play the Cowboys again, who they beat back in October.
In the end, those games will probably determine who will win the NFC East.