At 3-6, the Redskins and Giants would be looking at long playoff odds in most of the divisions around the league this season.
In the NFC East, not so much. If both teams win this weekend, they’ll both be a game out of first place behind the idle Cowboys with six games to make up that ground. Redskins linebacker London Fletcher finds a lot to like about that situation.
“The great thing about this year is that the NFC East is so terrible.” Fletcher said, via Philly.com. “You look at it and we’re in Week (11), and our leader is 5-5. So even at 3-6, we’re conceivably still in this thing. Every team has been so bad, nobody’s really been able to separate themselves, so that’s good for us. That’s good for everybody [in the division].”
Fletcher also offered his own divisional power rankings, placing the Eagles on top and the Redskins on the bottom. If Washington can beat Philadelphia this Sunday, those rankings and the standings will look very different in a division that looks like it will be won through attrition.