Washington Football Team studs and duds in Week 7 Cowboys win
By Ian Cummings
Dud No. 5 – The Cincinnati Bengals (In Week 3)
The Washington Football Team is now 2-1 against NFC East opponents, with double-digit wins against the Cowboys and the Eagles. It goes without saying that Washington would be leading the NFC East, had they beaten the Giants last week, but even with a loss in Week 6, Washington still could have been the division leaders right now, had it not been for one team’s failure back in Week 3.
The Cincinnati Bengals had multiple chances to seal the deal against the Philadelphia Eagles four weeks ago, but instead, neither team wanted to win, and they ended up tying at the conclusion of overtime. As we’ve seen in the past, ties can have a big impact when it comes to playoff implications, and we’re seeing that now, as Philadelphia holds a half-game advantage in the divisional race.
Had Philadelphia lost to the Bengals, Washington would be tied with both Dallas and Philadelphia at 2-5, and with wins against both teams, Washington would hold the divisional tiebreaker, and they’d be the world’s worst division leader. Still bad, but a division leader and subsequent playoff contender, nonetheless.
So thanks, Cincinnati. Thanks for dropping the ball.