- John Keim, ESPN Staff Writer
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When you enter the season anticipating a playoff run but reach the midway point just hoping to remain alive for playoff contention, then things haven’t gone as planned. That about sums up the Washington Redskins’ first half.
You can blame the rustiness of Robert Griffin III from his offseason knee surgery for some of the issues. That doesn’t explain everything. Turnovers have killed Washington, much like the lack of them helped a year ago. And the defense has settled down after a rough start, though it’s not a shutdown unit by any means.
There have been some strong individual efforts. Just remember, though, these grades are for a group, not a person.