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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Washington Football Team

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Washington Football Team rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 7 roundup for Washington in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 31

Washington strung together five drives of 10-plus plays and limited the Giants to 240 yards, but still ended up losing its fifth game. Ron Rivera decided to go for the win and tried a two-point conversion with 36 seconds left, but Kyle Allen's pass fell incomplete. They are among the toughest teams to watch. Every time the RedZone channel goes to a Washington game, a feeling of sadness overwhelms the entire viewing audience. Unless it's Terry McLaurin or Chase Young, we don't need to see it.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 31

I liked the decision to go for two late against the Giants. They aren't winning a lot of games so why not play to win it?

USA Today -- Rank: 31

Maybe the WFT would have converted that two-point attempt in New York if RB Adrian Peterson was still on roster. Instead, this team plods along as NFL's worst rushing team. Good decision cutting AD, fellas.

ESPN -- Rank: 29

Most impactful injury: DT Matt Ioannidis

Ioannidis tore his biceps in a Week 3 loss at Cleveland, and he will miss the rest of the season. While the defensive line has depth and remains talented, losing Ioannidis was a big blow, especially to the pass rush. He had a combined 16 sacks the previous two seasons and had 1.5 this season (tied for the most among the team's interior linemen). Washington's front remains solid, but the team has holes in the back seven and needs the line to generate more pressure. The team has sacked the quarterback 16 times -- but eight occurred in the opener. In the three full games since Ioannidis was hurt, Washington has three sacks. -- John Keim

NFL.com -- Rank: 30

"The only way to learn to win is to play to win." That's how Ron Rivera explained his decision to go for a 2-point conversion instead of the extra point to tie the game at 20 against the Giants on Sunday. Kyle Allen's subsequent pass fell incomplete, and Washington lost its fifth straight game. Riverboat Ron sinks in the swamps of Jersey. Allen isn't a long-term solution, and logic dictates it makes more sense to get more of a look at former first-round pick Dwayne Haskins before making another seismic QB decision in the offseason. Of course, the fact that Haskins was benched so quickly probably tells us all we need to know about where he stands in the organization going forward. It feels like the riverboat is sitting in neutral at the marina.

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