After last week’s schedule release, 3,798 of you made time to play around with our Redskins Predictor, the tool that lets you go through the slate of games and choose whether Washington wins or loses each game. With the usual disclaimer about being able to pick games’ outcomes several months before they take place understood here, here’s what your initial impressions showed:
You’ve got the Redskins down for 10.3 expected wins, including an overwhelming majority under the impression Washington will win the Monday night opener at home against the Eagles (93%), Week 3 vs. the Lions (90%), Week 4 at the Raiders (94%), Week 9 vs. the Chargers (92%), Week 14 vs. the Chiefs (93%), and Week 16 vs. the Cowboys (85%). A smaller but still solid majority of you feel the Redskins will win Week 6 at the Cowboys (62%), Week 7 vs. the Bears (78%), Week 10 at the Vikings (73%), Week 11 at the Eagles (76%) and Week 13 vs. the Giants (74%).
That’s 11 wins, including 10 that 73% or more of you agree on.
The crowd feels Week 2 at the Packers (84%), Week 8 at the Broncos (87%), Week 12 on Monday night vs. the 49ers (77%), Week 15 at the Falcons (75%) and Week 17 at the Giants (55%) are the losses.
Individually, it’s hard to quibble with any one of those picks. Looks about right from where the Redskins stand. But do you really foresee a 5-1 record against the NFC East, where the division rivals seem to beat each other each year regardless of who is actually the better team? The masses predicting a 4-4 road mark seems reasonable, but isn’t there always that one away game against a team you shouldn’t lose to that jumps up and bites you? Like at Oakland maybe?