OPEN THREAD: Can the Redskins get to 8 wins?

OPEN THREAD: Can the Redskins get to 8 wins?
May 20, 2014, 7:00 am
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Anyone reading this knows all too well that the 2013 Redskins had an abysmal season. Robert Griffin III started the year less than 100 percent, the defense struggled, and the team limped to a 3-13 record that resulted in the firing of coach Mike Shanahan. And yet, just one season earlier, Washington went 10-6 and won the NFC East.

What record more accurately portrays the 2014 Redskins? Ask the folks in Vegas, and the results would be the 2012 version. Win totals for all NFL franchises came out, and the experts in Vegas set the Redskins total at 7.5. 

This one isn't complicated: what side of the total will the Redskins finish? Does the team have enough -- a healthy RG3, new coach Jay Gruden, a "liberated" defense for coordinator Jim Haslett, and new speedster DeSean Jackson -- to get back to .500? Can the Skins do better and compete for the NFC East?

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Or will things fall below .500? The Redskins could double their win total from last season, and that would still only result in six wins. The schedule could break either way; Washington faces the tough NFC West in division play, but also gets the weaker AFC South. 

How many wins? You going over or under the Vegas total? Let us know what you think in the comments.