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Injuries impacted Redskins' record, but season prediction still close

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Redskins come up short in season finale against Giants (0:43)

ESPN's John Keim says that Washington QB Kirk Cousins failed to deliver as he threw three interceptions in a loss to the Giants. (0:43)

The Washington Redskins ended their season Sunday with a loss to the Giants. Here’s a look back at how I predicted their season would unfold.

My predicted record: 8-8

Redskins' actual record: 7-9

How I fared: Pretty darn close. And I had downgraded my record from 9-7 in April after seeing the run game struggle in camp and wondering about the receivers. Still, I can’t take too much credit for being a game off for a simple reason: Had I been presented with the scenario that unfolded for Washington, with 20 players on injured reserve at season’s end and playing one of the toughest schedules, I would have predicted probably two fewer wins. Also, most people who cover the team probably predicted anywhere from seven to nine wins. The Redskins landed right in that ballpark, but did so with more obstacles than expected.