Well, so much for a Redskins bye week without drama.
Weeks after quarterback Rex Grossman predicted that the team will win the NFC East (something that suddenly doesn’t seem quite so crazy), running back Tim Hightower predicts that the Redskins will win the NFC, period.
Asked by the folks at CSNWashington.com if he plans to have any fun during the down time, Hightower said, “The fun will be in February when you guys are interviewing us up in Indy. That’ll be fun.”
Told that he was making a bold prediction, Hightower said, “Very bold prediction. But I’m gonna stand by it.”
Hightower was smiling, but he apparently wasn’t joking. Though it’s too early to rule anyone in the NFC out (except the Rams and the Vikings), the Redskins have beaten the Giants, Cardinals, and Rams. Though they don’t play the Packers, Lions, Bears, Saints, Bucs, or Falcons during the regular season, the Redskins don’t seem to be ready to match up with any of the NFC’s truly elite teams.
Then again, if they play any of those teams it will happen in January, at which time anything can happen in a one-game, win-or-go-home playoff format.