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Redskins defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois showed off his Darth Vader cleats before Saturday's game vs. Philadelphia.
After a 38-24 victory, he told CSN's Brian Mitchell on Redskins Postgame Live that it might just have been the boost that Washington needed to get the win and clinch a playoff berth and division title.
"The force was with me," he said. "I was on the dark side today. I was feeling Darth Vader. I had to make sure I had come with the correct shoes.
"I had to make sure I had to do something a little bit different. Everybody always think we traditional, but we're not traditional. We just had to change the swag up because this team got swagger."
Here were the cleats, with Vader near the heels.
(Screenshot via CSN Mid-Atlantic/Redskins Postgame Live)
CSN's Chick Hernandez then joked that if this team is into Star Wars, then that makes quarterback Kirk Counsins the Jedi Master.
"That's the leader right there," Jean-Francois said. "Jedi Master was the leader, so we're going to follow that guy. We're going to follow him week in and week out, man."