Nov 25, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan watches from the sidelines against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter at FedEx Field. The 49ers won 27-6. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins' Mike Shanahan: 'Everybody is playing for their jobs'

After a 27-6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers dropped the Washington Redskins to 3-8 on Monday night, pundits began to wonder about the future of Redskins’ head coach Mike Shanahan.

Although the Redskins rode a a seven-game winning streak to a 10-6 record and an NFC east championship last season, he is now just 24-35 in four seasons with the Redskins and is on pace to finish last in his division for the third time.

“Everybody is playing for their jobs,” Shanahan told’s John Keim. “That’s the nature of our business. I don’t care if it’s players, coaches, support staff… The nature of this game is to find a way to win and if you don’t win, everybody is accountable.”

Although the Redskins have struggled, Shanahan doesn’t think he’s done a poor job.

“I’m talking about winning Super Bowls, I’m not just talking about getting to the playoffs,” he said. “I’m talking about what it takes to win Super Bowls, and that’s when you talk about depth. You can win ten games or nine games or eight games and you can win them in the last seconds of the game, then all of a sudden you look at your schedule, look at your injuries [and] it changes every year, but at the end of the day we’re talking about what it takes to win championships. That’s what I’m talking about.”

The Redskins will be back in action Sunday when they host the New York Giants at 8:30 pm EST on NBC.

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