ESPN Playoff Machine: Redskins (10-6) and 3rd see in NFC

Ok, the Redskins are 5-6 and barely grasping for respect in the league but hear me out.

Using the ESPN Playoff machine I set only one criteria: Teams with better winning percentage win and the Redskins win every game they play from here on in.

Once again there is not science to it, just win every game and assume the better team wins as well.  Is it a grasp, yes.  But at least as bad as the Skins are they still control their own destiny, to a certain extent, this far into the season.

Here is another scenario where the Redskins actually get the third overall seed in the NFC.  Assuming the Redskins win all of their remaining games and Eagles lose two of their final five, the NFC would finish with three 10-6 teams.  Assuming this all happens then the Redskins would have a 5-1 NFC East record instantly granting them passage to the post season.

Sound great huh? Well that only means the Redskins get to host their first playoff game in 11 years.  And guess who is coming to dinner?  The Philadelphia who only sqeaked by the last time these two teams played by a score of 59-28.

Say all you want Redskins fans, but the season is far from over.  Unless of course the Redskins lose on Sunday, then it is most probably over.

I think.

Topics: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, NFC East, Playoffs, Redskins

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