It's been almost two months since the Washington Redskins won a game, yet they've managed to remain optimistic things could get better. It just might not be this weekend against the improving Seattle Seahawks.
Mired in their longest skid in 13 years, the visiting Redskins look to avoid a seventh consecutive loss Sunday while trying to prevent the Seahawks from winning three in a row for the first time in four seasons.
After winning three of its first four games, Washington (3-7) appeared to have the makings of a playoff team. That quickly changed when the Redskins came off their bye week and lost 20-13 at home to Philadelphia on Oct. 16. That began the team's six-game losing streak, its longest since a seven-game drought to open the 1998 season.
"This whole thing just stinks," quarterback Rex Grossman said.
Though the Redskins have been outscored 142-77 during the skid, they feel things might be turning after last Sunday's 27-24 overtime home loss to Dallas.
Grossman was 25 of ...