The Week 14 NFL power rankings have to recognize the Washington Redskins and how well they played against the New York Giants on Monday night (Dec. 3). The 17-16 win, led by an extremely hot Robert Griffin III, showed that the Redskins are a team that nobody wants to face in the postseason.
While neither the Redskins nor Giants are on the same page as the Atlanta Falcons or Houston Texans at the top of the 2012 power rankings, the Redskins are climbing the charts very quickly. In fact, they could be easily considered a top 10 team now, even though they have just a 6-6 record on the season.
Winning three straight games has brought the Redskins back into contention, even though they are still a game behind the Giants in the NFC East and a game behind the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC wild card race. For those fans interested in viewing the NFC playoff brackets, Gather has an article up on that topic.
To finish out the regular season, the Redskins play the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, and Dallas Cowboys. There are some very winnable games in the mix, but it appears likely that the team would need to win at least three or possibly all four games to make the postseason. With how well they have played over the past three weeks, though, it doesn't seem like a far-fetched concept at this point.
Sure, the 2012 power rankings have teams like the Texans, Falcons, New England Patriots, and Green Bay Packers rising high, but the Redskins are now hot on their heels.
What team do you think should be at the top of the Week 14 NFL power rankings? Do you agree that the Washington Redskins are now a top 10 team in the league?