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Don’t look now, but the Washington Football Team is moving on up.
After starting the season 2-6 with some embarrassing defensive performances, Washington won its second consecutive game in Week 11, defeating the Carolina Panthers, 27-21, in head coach Ron Rivera’s return to Charlotte.
Washington upset the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 10, 29-19, in a game the WFT dominated from start to finish. Washington held Tom Brady and the explosive Bucs offense to just 273 total yards.
Yet, Washington received little national attention.
So, after an impressive road win over the Panthers, did Washington move up in the latest USA TODAY NFL power rankings?
Yes, but not far. Washington moved up to one spot to No. 23 in the latest edition.
23. Washington (24): Why did no one make a bigger deal of QB Taylor Heinicke’s Carolina revenge tour last week? Were there really more prominent prodigal sons in Charlotte or something?
Washington hosts a reeling Seattle Seahawks on Monday night at FedEx Field. A win over the Seahawks would put Washington one game under .500 before a Week 13 trip to Las Vegas.