From today's Washington Post:
"While the Redskins prepare for Sunday's meeting at the Carolina Panthers -- their fifth opponent in a row that enters the game winless -- Washington begins the next portion of its schedule fortunate to be at .500 and eager to improve on its performances in those first four games.
The Redskins' two wins came against teams that are a combined 0-8 and losing by an average of 17 points per game. The Redskins squeaked by the St. Louis Rams, beating them by just two points. The Rams lost their other three games by a combined 82 points.
The Redskins' next two opponents -- the Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs -- are a combined 0-7 and are losing by an average of 14 points per game. Only three teams are scoring fewer points per game than Carolina. Players hope the soft schedule the next couple of weeks allows the Redskins to build their confidence before the quality of their opponents jumps.
"If we get some of these teams that don't have a win, they are going to be hungry. I know that," said safety Reed Doughty. "This is the NFL and everybody's job is on the line every week. It is not like they are going to come in here and lay down, but at the same time, hopefully we can take advantage of the perceived lack of confidence."
"Perceived lack of confidence"?? Do these guys really think we're on a par with the Rams and Bucs?