Grades and Prediction
We’ve come to the dreaded part our analysis of Sunday’s game, but the Washington Football Team must be placed under the Riggo’s Rag microscope. As we mentioned earlier, the grades will be harsh, but fair. It’s not an easy task, but we can’t hide from it either. Let’s take a look at the grades for this week.
- Quarterbacks – The shiny new toy from late last season is now a dull and lackluster relic. Grade: D
- Running Backs – Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic can only do so much. Grade: C+
- Tight Ends – Ricky Seals-Jones is quietly having a good season. Grade: B
- Wide Receivers – Someone needs to get them involved in the offense, but they must catch the passes that hit their hands. Grade: C-
- Offensive Line – The line had a solid day, but the signal caller is not taking advantage of the good blocking schemes. Grade: B
- Defensive Line – For forty minutes, the defensive had a solid outing, but they were running on empty for the last twenty minutes. Grade: C
- Linebackers – This unit had their best game of the season on Sunday, but the Kansas City offense was on a different level over the last 20 minutes. Grade: C+
- Cornerbacks – The Chiefs gifted this unit several opportunities, but the corners didn’t take full advantage of the generous offerings. Grade: D-
- Safeties – The safeties played to the level of the cornerbacks. Grade: D-
- Special Teams – The theme was two steps forward, but one step in reverse. Grade: C
- Coaches – The Washington Football Team was not prepared once again and simple mistakes were commonplace. The defense tried, but they ran out of gas. The lack of quality play from the quarterback position continues to keep the offense in neutral. Grade: D
The Washington Football Team schedule is brutal
Prediction vs Packers
The Washington Football Team travels to the far north on Sunday to take on another high-powered offense. The Green Bay Packers look as if they are positioned to make another run at an NFC North championship this season. Washington stands in the way this Sunday, but the Packers hope to strengthen their grip on the division.
The Packers are very unaccommodating and quickly jump to a 17-0 first quarter lead. By halftime, it is 31-3 and the Packers are cruising. Late in the third quarter, Kyle Allen makes his first appearance of the season and he leads the Burgundy and Gold to a touchdown. It’s simply not enough as the Packers demolish the visitors from Ashburn.
Packers 45 Washington 10
Being angry and frustrated with a sports team is to be expected when an organization is constantly losing and underperforming. The Washington Football Team continues to give fans a lot of reasons for distrust and heartache. Making such a prediction for the Green Bay game is based on what yours truly is thinking about the quarterback play this coming Sunday. Three interceptions and several three-and-out series are not out of the question.
A rebuild is never fun, but there are some positive moments on occasion. However, it is difficult to see too many positives in the coming weeks. The schedule is punishingly brutal, but it can be of benefit to Washington for future seasons. The players and coaches shouldn’t give up on this season, even if they are 2-14 with one game remaining. Hard work in the face of adversity will pay dividends in future seasons.
After the game this Sunday at Lambeau Field, the Washington Football Team will travel to Denver the following week for a spooky Halloween encounter with the Broncos. The next home game comes on November 14th against Tampa Bay. Again, it is a difficult slate of games, but on any given Sunday…
Again, apologies for missing the negatives, grades, and prediction last week. Stay healthy and keep moving forward. On to Green Bay!