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Where does Washington stand in the NFC Wild Card race?

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Washington's fourth consecutive win on Sunday, this one against the 49ers, propelled the team to sole possession of first place in the NFC East. Still, the Giants hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over Washington and the new-look, Jalen Hurts-led Eagles could cause trouble these final three weeks of the NFL season. 

That means Washington's mission to win the NFC East for the first time since 2015 is far from a formality. Should Washington finish second in the division, they'll still have a shot at making it into one of the extended remaining spots. 

With Sunday's win, Washington also created some breathing room between themselves and the Detroit Lions. The Lions would hold the tiebreaker between the two sides after winning their Week 10 matchup. 

Here's a look at the current NFC Wild Card picture.  

In The Playoffs

5th seed: Seattle Seahawks (9-4)

Week 14 result: 40-3 win vs. New York Jets

Remaining Schedule: @ Washington, vs. Rams, @ San Francisco

6th seed: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-5)

Week 14 result: 26-14 win vs. Minnesota Vikings

Remaining Schedule: @ Atlanta, @ Detroit, vs. Atlanta

7th seed: Arizona Cardinals (7-6)

Week 14 result: 26-7 win vs. New York Giants

Remaining Schedule: vs. Philadelphia, vs. San Francisco, @ LA Rams

In The Hunt

Minnesota Vikings (6-7)

Week 14 result: 26-14 loss vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Remaining Schedule: vs. Chicago, @ New Orleans, @ Detroit

 

Chicago Bears (6-7)

Week 14 result: 36-7 win vs. Houston Texans

Remaining Schedule: @ Minnesota, @ Jacksonville, vs. Green Bay

Washington Football Team (6-7)*

Week 14 result: 23-15 win vs. San Francisco 49ers

Remaining Schedule: vs. Seattle, vs. Carolina, @ Philadelphia

Detroit Lions (5-8)

Week 14 result: 24-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers

Remaining Schedule: @ Tennessee, vs. Tampa Bay, vs. Minnesota  

San Francisco 49ers (5-8)

Week 14 result: 15-23 loss vs. Washington Football Team

Remaining Schedule: @ Dallas, @ Arizona, vs. Seattle  

New York Giants (5-8)

Week 14 result: 7-26 loss to the Arizona Cardinals

Remaining Schedule: vs. Browns, @ Ravens, vs. Cowboys  

*Washington is currently the fourth seed in the playoffs