The Redskins might actually be the real deal

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By: Jakob Vaughan

The Washington Redskins once again impressed everyone with a confident win against the New York Giants. The defense continues to prove that they are underrated and disrespected, as they held the Giants offense to a total of 190 yards, totaled 7 sacks along with safety DJ Swearinger racking up two interceptions.

Don’t rule out seeing former University of Richmond’s quarterback Kyle Lauletta soon for the Giants.

Sunday in New York, Adrian Peterson carried the Redskins to a 3rd straight win, after the game, he said “I’m getting better”.

Peterson currently ranks 5th in the NFL for rushing yards and after Sunday’s performance, I can see why the 33 year old he says he is getting better. Adrian Peterson rushed for 146 yard and scored 2 touchdowns making him the oldest player with a 60 yard touchdown run since Jim Thorpe in 1921.

Peterson had a career day as he became the oldest player in NFL history with 100 rushing yards and a rushing and receiving touchdown. The Redskins average 128 rushing yards a game, which ranks 8th in the NFL – I can only see that improving as running back Chris Thompson will be back from injury in week 9.

Washington now sits alone at the top of the NFC East with a record of 5 and 2 and are headed back to FedEx field to host the 3 and 4 Atlanta Falcons. Redskins are currently 3rd in the NFC and I can see the path of winning staying consistent as the Redskins have the easiest remaining schedule in the NFL.

Now some notable news about former Redskins’ players. Before Sunday’s game, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson requested a trade. The trade deadline is October 30th at 4pm and there are 22 teams that are rumored to be interested in trading for the speedy veteran wide receiver.

Among those teams, the Washington Redskins sit at the top of the list to reunite him with the Redskins and add another weapon at Alex Smith’s disposal. Former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins hit the free agency market this past offseason and signed with the Minnesota Vikings for the first ever fully guaranteed contract making him the highest player in NFL history.

In free agency players are free to sign where they want to sign, which puts owners in the situation of having to over pay for the player they want. Kirk Cousins’ season thus far has been underachieving to say the least.

The Vikings are now 4 and 3 and 1 on the season and Kirk has averaged a career worst 7.39 yards per attempt with 16 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Washington Redskins fans I’m going to say this one more time, Alex Smith was an upgrade over Kirk Cousins.

Cousins is what I consider an average quarterback, who manages the game and can’t take over the game as an elite player. Kirk Cousins is an $84 million free agency signing bust. If Adrian Peterson continues to produce the way he has been, he may go down as one of, if not the best in season free agency signing ever.

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