12. Washington Redskins (16)
Normally, most teams tend to struggle when traveling across the country to take on a tough team in the Seattle Seahawks on the road, so to see the Washington Redskins pull off the last-second win in Week 9 turned out to be quite the surprise. Prior to Sunday’s game, the Redskins had suffered back-to-back losses in the NFC East, and at least with this victory over the Seahawks, Jay Gruden’s squad can feel better about getting back into the mix of the NFC playoff picture.
Even though Kirk Cousins failed to throw a single touchdown pass, the Washington quarterback deserves plenty of credit for leading the team on a 70-yard touchdown drive topped off by a one-yard run by Rob Kelley with under a minute left. With a win like this, the Redskins should be playing with a ton of confidence over the next few weeks since they certainly will need when facing two of the top teams in the NFC at the moment in the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints.
Plus, with Cousins eventually looking for a new contract, this is the perfect opportunity for the Redskins quarterback to continue building a strong case for a massive deal, whether it’s from Washington or a different team. But if the Redskins were smart, they would do whatever it takes to lock Cousins up for the long run, and if they need a good example as to why, just look at the final minutes of Week 9.