2005 Prediction Recap: Washington Redskins

Last year I made 10 predictions, with one bonus prediction about the Washington Redskins:

11. Gibbs makes good: Redskins go 9-7, barely squeak into the playoffs but lose in their first playoff game in years. Oh well, its progress. The difference? Gibbs hands over offensive coordinator responsibilities to someone from the Denver Broncos, giving Portis the spread plays he likes as well as putting Ramsey into the shotgun more often. Redskins routinely score 21+ points a game, while still having a top 10 defense.

So far the Redskins have beat my expectations.

They’ve gone 10-6 in the regular season, one better than I thought. They just won their first playoff game and are going to play Seattle on Saturday.

Gibbs didn’t give up the responsibilities, but he did put in more spread and outside running plays for Portis as well as put in the shotgun. They definitely won the game today over the Bucs with their defense – they set a record for lowest offensive output while still winning a playoff game. :) They did average almost 30 points per game over the season. And they ranked 9th in total defense and 11th in total offense.