The Washington Redskins aren’t alone in the NFC East, where none of the four team’s boast winning records.
The group’s 2019 struggles have it on pace to tie the record for the worst division in NFL history, Pro Football Talk reported. Its 17-35 combined record entering Week 15 results in a winning percentage lower than the previous worst division.
In 2008, the NFC West ended the season 22-42 to achieve that feat.
The potentially-historic results shouldn’t come as a surprise to Redskins fans, 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen said Tuesday.
“It doesn’t shock me as I think about it,” Paulsen said on Grant & Danny, “because the Giants are 2-11 and the Redskins are 3-10, so it’s 5-21 for those two teams before you even get into the two front-runners, if you can use that term, where you’ve got a first place tie with two sub-five hundred teams.”
Danny Rouhier anticipates the 2019 NFC East will break the previous record, given the current state of the division.
“The point is it’s an epically bad division, and it’s among the worst in NFL history since they’ve done it this way,” Rouhier said. “There are plenty of games to play. You can beat that record, NFC East. Three more losses. Let’s go. Get in history.”
The Redskins (3-10) can no longer contribute to the division’s record, because their final three games this season are against division opponents. The team ends the year with matchups against the Eagles (6-7), Cowboys (6-7) and Giants (2-11), respectively.
Dallas and Philadelphia sit atop the standings, with the Redskins in third place.
We won’t know whether history will be made until the season ends, but the fact the Redskins weren’t mathematically eliminated from the playoffs until Sunday reveals how down of a season the division is having.