2.22.2013

The Redskins Super Bowl Predictor

The 2012 NFL season ended about 3 weeks ago in favor or Baltimore Ravens who held on to win 34 - 31 over the San Francisco 49ers to become Super Bowl Champions for the 2nd time.  A game named the Harbowl due to the Head Coaches of the two teams being brothers, Jim and John Harbaugh.  This was a roller coaster game for both teams, but the older brother who has coached longer in the NFL was able to lead his team to the promised land. 

I live in the DMV (DC Maryland Virginia) area so a lot of the talk is that the Redskins beat (or play) the Super Bowl winners every year, and for that reason most Redskins fans picked the Ravens to win.  So I decided to research this theory.  It has been true for the past 3 seasons including this year, but lets take a look at all the other years since their last Super Bowl title.

Super Bowl 47Ravens 34 - 49ers 31
Redskins beat the Ravens | Did Not Play the 49ers

Super Bowl 46: Giants 21 - Patriots 17
Redskins beat the Giants twice | Did Not Play the Patriots

Super Bowl 45: Packers 31 - Steelers 25
Redskins beat the Packers | Did Not Play the Steelers

Super Bowl 44: Saints 31 - Colts 17
Redskins lost to the Saints | Did Not Play the Colts

Super Bowl 43: Steelers 27 - Cardinals 23
Redskins lost to the Steelers | Redskins beat the Cardinals

Super Bowl 42: Giants 17 - Patriots 14
Redskins were 1-1 with the Giants | Redskins lost to the Patriots

Super Bowl 41: Colts 29 - Bears 17
Redskins lost to the Colts | Did Not Play the Bears

Super Bowl 40: Steelers 21 - Seahawks 10
Redskins beat the Steelers (In PreSeason) | Redskins beat the Seahawks in the regular season lost to them in the Post Season

Super Bowl 39: Patriots 24 - Eagles 21
Did Not Play the Patriots | Redskins lost twice to the Eagles

Super Bowl 38: Patiots 32 - Panthers 29
Redskins beat the Patriots | Redskins lost to the Panthers

Super Bowl 37: Buccaneers 48 - Raiders 21
Redskins beat the Buccaneers (In PreSeason) | Did Not Play the Raiders

Super Bowl 36: Patriots 20 - Rams 17
Redskins lost to the Patriots (In PreSeason) | Did Not Play the Rams

Super Bowl 35: Ravens 34 - Giants 7
Redskins beat the Ravens | Redskins went 1-1 with the Giants

Super Bowl 34: Rams 23 - Titans 16
Redskins Did Not Play Either Team

Super Bowl 33: Broncos 34 - Falcons 19
Redskins Did Not Play Either Team

Super Bowl 32: Broncos 31 - Packers 24
Redskins Did Not Play Either Team

Super Bowl 31: Packers 35 - Patriots 21
Did Not Play the Packers | Redskins beat the Patriots

Super Bowl 30: Cowboys 27 - Steelers 17
Redskins beat the Cowboys twice | Did Not Play the Steelers

Super Bowl 29: 49ers 49 - Chargers 26
Redskins lost to the 49ers | Did Not Play the Chargers

Super Bowl 28: Cowboys 30 - Bills 13
Redskins went 1-1 with the Cowboys | Redskins lost to the Bills

Super Bowl 27: Cowboys 52 - Bills 17
Redskins went 1-1 with the Cowboys | Did Not Play the Bills


The Redskins opponents for 2013 and Super Bowl contenders (based on the past 7 Super Bowl winners) are the Cowboys, Giants, Eagles, Bears, Lions, 49ers, Chiefs, Chargers, Packers, Vikings, Falcons, Broncos, and Raiders.  Ideally for the Redskins they will end this pattern by going to the Super Bowl themselves.  They are definitely a contender. 

From the teams on their schedule I think 5 teams have a strong chance of making a Super Bowl appearance, Giants, 49ers, Packers, Falcons, and Broncos.  Although with the Super Bowl being held at MetLife I think the Giants will fall victim to the curse and miss the big show next season.  The Bears, Vikings, Cowboys, and Eagles also have the ability to surprise some folks.  With all that said, the Redskins have a pretty tough schedule on paper next year.