Aside from probably the players themselves and only the most optimistic fans, no one thought the Washington Redskins would be in the position they find themselves in today: In first place in the NFC East and with a more-than-decent-shot at qualifying for the 2015 postseason.
Behind a solid first full-year from Kirk Cousins, young players like Jordan Reed and Bashaud Breeland coming into their own, and breakout years from unexpected sources, the Burgundy and Gold are in the thick of the hunt with five games remaining on the regular season schedule. With that being said, much of the national audience has yet to buy into Jay Gruden's squad for one reason: Their record. At 5-6, many people are finding it hard to call them a serious threat when they aren't even over the .500 mark.
However, Washington isn't the first team with a, shall we say, underwhelming win-loss ratio to be in contention. In fact, some franchises have already done what the 'Skins are trying to do: Make the playoffs despite being even in record or having more L's than W's on the schedule.
Because the Redskins could end up joining the ranks of under-qualified groups to earn a berth in the postseason, we've come up with a gallery looking back at some of the other outfits to have done so in the last decade. Surprisingly, teams that barely sneak in actually do quite well for themselves once they make it into the bracket.
Which franchises have done it, and does Washington have any hope if they do it, too? Scroll through our gallery to find out.