Brian Burke at Advanced NFL Stats posted his first efficiency rankings of the season. His rankings have Houston at number one -- no shocker there. At #32...the Washington Redskins.
I don't have much to say about his methodology except that a) I think it's excellent, and b) his results over the past few years (meaning his predictions) suggest the method is good. The big caveat to these results: it's based on only three weeks of data.
That said, to summarize what Burke's system says about the Redskins: Against a weak schedule, Washington has been about average offensively (18th overall) and manure on toast defensively (32nd).
To go a bit further, Washington has been decent throwing the ball, and quite good running it. They're fumbling too much, however.
The Skins have the league's worst pass defense and have been below average at stuffing the run. And they have the league's worst penalty rate.
The full rankings:
San Francisco 49ers
New York Giants
Green Bay Packers
New England Patriots
San Diego Chargers
New York Jets
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kansas City Chiefs
St. Louis Rams
New Orleans Saints
In that list, I've bolded the Redskins and italicized their opponents. The Bengals, Rams and Saints rank 21st, 30th and 31st respectively.
Trying to look bright side here, I guess there's nowhere to go but up.