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NFL power rankings: Redskins not last

Good news: The Redskins moved up in the latest Scout.com NFL power rankings. Bad news: Well, you can probably guess.

When it came to preseason power rankings, it became easy finding the Washington Redskins. Just go straight to the bottom. At least that's where ESPN and Pro Football Talk slotted the Redskins. Others weren't much kinder. 

After Week 1, not much has changed, at least according to Scout.com's NFL writer Jamie Newberg. Following a 17-10 loss to the Dolphins, Newberg ranks the Redskins 30th, ahead of only the Raiders and Buccaneers. Actually, that's up one spot from his preseason rankings.

Washington won a lot of the statistical battles but lost the only one that counts – the scoreboard. The Dolphins edged the Redskins 17-10 after Jarvis Landry’s punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Washington outgained Miami 349-256 and held the ball close to 38 minutes. Kirk Cousins passed for 196 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Alfred Morris rushed for 121 yards. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson will miss 3-4 weeks with a hamstring injury.

Even though the Redskins remain home for Week 2, their opponent is coming off a rather impressive win. St. Louis knocked defending NFC Champion Seattle. By doing so, they jumped from 16 to 11 in the Scout.power rrankings.

The Rams started the season with a bang and a big win by beating power house Seattle 34-31. In his first start as the St. Louis starting quarterback, Nick Foles finished 18/27 for 297 yards and one score. That touchdown pass was a game tying score to Lance Kendricks to force overtime. The Rams defense was led by their talented front, which recorded six sacks against Russell Wilson. Robert Quinn and Aaron Donald both had a pair sacks.

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