How bad are the Washington Redskins? Bad enough that the 4-9 New York Giants, who won Sunday for the first time in eight tries, are a whopping 6.5-point favorite in Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium.
As rough as things have been for Giants fans the past two seasons, things are worse inside the Beltway.
The Giants have been bad on the field, but the organization is sound and there appears to be some hope for improvement on the horizon. The Redskins? Bad on the field, and apparently fractured in the locker room and in the organization.
How bad are things in D.C.?
The Washington Post says the Redskins, losers of five straight, are bad from top to bottom.
The Post also says the Redskins are disintegrating publicly, with reports of in-fighting and discord between the front office and the first-year coach Jay Gruden.
Gruden could be one-and-done with the Redskins, and there are already reports that he has shown interest in other jobs.
The whole mess, of course, centers around Robert Griffin III, the one-time savior of the franchise who has been benched for a second straight season.
CBS Sports says things are so bad with RGIII that the team's ball boys won't even go near him. SI.com says the Redskins are largely to blame for mismanagement of Griffin. You have to appreciate this line from SI's Gabriel Baumgaertner:
Washington makes failure not depressing, but majestic, a burgundy and gold reminder that hope is always wasted in D.C.
Even opposing coaches are having fun at the expense of the Redskins.
So, Giants fans, things could be worse. Much worse. Still, hard to believe the Giants can be nearly a touchdown favorite over anyone.