You're going to feel absurd for reading the following sentence, but probably not as absurd as it felt to type the following sentence.
The Redskins, who are on their fourth option at QB, who made the '18 Giants look like the '72 Dolphins and who are large underdogs this weekend to the 4-9 Jaguars, actually still have a straightforward path to the playoffs.
Now, the word "straightforward" only applies to the path on paper, because realistically, there's nothing straightforward about fixing the litany of issues that are plaguing Washington at the moment.
Regardless, by losing on Monday night to the Seahawks, the Vikings blew a chance to separate themselves from a pack of NFC teams chasing(?) them and their final wild card spot. The Redskins are one of those teams, and here's how they could pass Minnesota to qualify for the postseason:
Vikings’ last three games: home vs. Miami, at Detroit, home vs. Chicago.— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) December 11, 2018
Washington’s last three games: at Jacksonville, at Tennessee, home vs. Eagles.
If Vikings lose once and Washington, somehow, wins out, Washington still makes the playoffs.#yesIknow#monkeystypingshakespeare
With the way the season is unfolding, you'd expect the Burgundy and Gold's playoff scenario to involve a bunch of teams losing a bunch of times in these final three weeks. The tweet above illustrates that's clearly not the case. They only need Minnesota to drop one more to go along with the Redskins winning out.
Of course, the Redskins stringing three straight plays together without committing a holding penalty feels like too much to ask for, so anyone expecting a three-game winning streak is either a bit crazy or a relative of Josh Johnson. But still, they're not out of the hunt quite yet. Somehow.
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