Falcons vs. Redskins: Redskins’ biggest weakness revealed

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Dec 15, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss (89) catches a touchdown pass over Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) in the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 27-26. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Each week, we’re lucky to speak with experts of the Atlanta Falcons’ opponent. Ahead of the Falcons-Redskins game, I spoke with Maurice Barksdale, editor of Riggo’s Rag, to get a Washington perspective on the game. Here’s the five questions I asked him.

The Redskins have surprised a few people so far this year. What’s the potential for this team for the rest of the season?

MB: I think the Redskins could potentially make it to 8-8 this year. They are clearly a better team than most thought they’d be and they have better depth than most suspected. However, they are still a little ways away from challenging for a playoff spot.

There is still uncertainty at quarterback and their secondary needs more talent but they will be a competitive team for the rest of the season.

With the Cowboys banged up and the Eagles struggling, can the Redskins win the NFC East?

MB: If the Cowboys and Eagles continue to struggle then yes, the Redskins can win the NFC East as long as the other teams stay close to the pack. Say, if a record of 9-7 or 8-8 is good enough to win the division then the Redskins can win it.

If a team like the Giants breaks away and finishes with a record of 10-6 or more, then I can’t see the Redskins winning the NFC East.

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