Projected record: 6–10
After the clown show Washington put on around the combine, I am running far away from this team. The shame of it is they have likeable players and a roster coming off two consecutive winning seasons. But that team isn’t better without Scot McCloughan as GM, and it’s going to show this season.
Pivotal game: Week 6 vs. 49ers. Washington plays Oakland and Kansas City heading into its early bye week and seems to have a gimme against San Francisco coming out of it, but new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan knows more about Kirk Cousins than anyone else in football. His insight into Cousins’s game could tip the scales and send Washington into a funk.