The Washington Redskins dropped to 22nd place on the Bloguin NFL Power Poll following their 30-16 loss to the St. Louis Rams. The Skins were ranked 15th last week.
Washington's loss to St. Louis, the second in their last three games with the Rams, was unsettling if only because of defensive breakdowns. Defense has been a Redskins strength. The players are still adapting to Jim Haslett's schemes as shown by individual breakdowns. The Rams two touchdown runs were the result of whiffs by safety Kareem Moore who played his first game of the season following an injury.
Losing to the Rams was unsettling to fans, a few of whom started something of a death watch.
In an ironic twist, Jim Haslett figured in both of the most recent losses to the Rams. He was named interim head coach of the then winless Rams the lead-up to St. Louis' visit to FedEx Field in 2008. The Redskins were on a four game win streak in Jim Zorn's first year as head coach. The Rams were on an eight game losing streak extending to the 2007 season.
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