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Are RG III, Washington finished?

A year ago, the Washington Redskins started 3-6 and coach Mike Shanahan effectively wrote off the season. Then his team went 7-0 and made the playoffs. Thursday night, Robert Griffin III & Co. fell to 3-6 with a loss to the lowly Minnesota Vikings. Can the feat be repeated in D.C.? Or is this group done?

What chance does Washington (3-6) have of making the playoffs?

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  • Is Robert Griffin III an elite quarterback?

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  • Whom/what do you blame most for Washington's struggles this season?

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  • How many games will Washington (3-6) win this season?

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  • Will Washington win a playoff game with Robert Griffin III at quarterback and Mike Shanahan as coach?

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Halfway through the 2013 season, the heralded young quarterbacks of the past three NFL drafts have found success doesn't always come easily. While some young QBs have excelled or rebounded from earlier slumps, others have struggled with injuries, or struggled, period. Which of these quarterbacks with three seasons or fewer of NFL experience would you rather have? Click on the images to submit your rankings.

NFL's best young quarterbacks

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

drafted in 2011

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

drafted in 2012

Blaine Gabbert

Blaine Gabbert

drafted in 2011

Mike Glennon

Mike Glennon

drafted in 2013

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

drafted in 2012

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

drafted in 2011

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

drafted in 2012

EJ Manuel

EJ Manuel

drafted in 2013

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

drafted in 2011

Geno Smith

Geno Smith

drafted in 2013

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

drafted in 2012

Christian Ponder

Christian Ponder

drafted in 2011

Brandon Weeden

Brandon Weeden

drafted in 2012

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

drafted in 2012

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Football is generally perceived as a sport of tradition, but it's surprisingly adaptable when it comes to the product on the field. Take the quarterback position. It's gone from run-first in the game's early years to pass-first as the game evolved. Now, with a number of quarterbacks starting and succeeding by relying on their feet, it seems like the pendulum is swinging back in the other direction. Robert Griffin III thinks more and more teams will employ mobile quarterbacks or will at least be forced to draft a passer who can run as a last resort.

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NFL Week 8 -- Redskins at Broncos

The Denver Broncos finally lost, but the world kept turning, as there's no doubt Peyton Manning's team remains one of the best -- if not the best -- squads in the league. Of course, this view could be shifted if Robert Griffin III & Co. win their third in four games on Sunday to pull back into the NFC East race.

Which team will win at Denver?

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  • Are the Broncos still favorites to win the AFC?

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  • What do you make of the Broncos being ranked No. 3 in the most recent NFL Power Rankings?

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  • How many games will the Broncos win this season?

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  • When will Robert Griffin III return to form?

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  • Is Washington (2-4) a legitimate playoff contender?

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  • The NFL reduced Brandon Meriweather's suspension for illegal hits from two games to one. What do you make of the punishment?

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  • Peyton Manning (ankle) missed practice for the first time in his Broncos career Wednesday, but returned Thursday and is expected to play Sunday. How worried should Denver fans be?

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  • The Broncos are on pace to score 681 points this season. Will they break the New England Patriots' record of 589?

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  • Peyton Manning is on pace to throw 57 TD passes this year and break Tom Brady's single-season record (50). How many will he end up with?

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  • Peyton Manning is on pace to throw for 5,863 yards this season and break Drew Brees' record of 5,476. Will he break the record?

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NFL Week 6 -- Wash. at Dallas

It might be 1-3 vs. 2-3, but this Sunday night game carries a little more weight, considering the names of the teams involved. But there's more than just history between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys; the NFC East title is up for grabs, with Dallas tied atop the division and Washington half a game back. The teams also enter in different places mentally, with the Cowboys losing a heartbreaker against Denver on Sunday and Washington coming off a win and a bye.

Which team will win the Redskins-Cowboys game in Dallas?

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  • How will the Cowboys' 51-48 loss to the Broncos affect them vs. Washington?

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  • How much will having the bye week help Washington against Dallas?

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  • Which is the bigger concern for Dallas this season?

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  • Is Tony Romo an elite quarterback?

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  • Will Tony Romo win any of his future playoff games?

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  • When will Robert Griffin III return to form?

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  • If you had to win a game this weekend, which quarterback would you want as your starter?

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  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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