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Simplified but not simple, Redskins path to playoffs could get big boost from Cowboys

Simplified but not simple, Redskins path to playoffs could get big boost from Cowboys

CHICAGO - After a dismal showing last Monday night against the Panthers, above everything else, the Redskins needed to show how good they can be against Chicago. Washington did just that, smashing the Bears at Soldier Field in a 41-21 win.

With the victory, the Redskins kept alive their playoff hopes. Almost as important, Tampa Bay lost at New Orleans.

Moving forward, the ‘Skins playoff hopes are simplified but not exactly simple. Much will hinge on the result of the Cowboys game against the Lions on Monday night. 

Here is what we know:

  • The Cowboys have clinched the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC playoffs. 
  • The Giants have clinched the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs.

If Dallas beats the Lions on Monday night, then the Redskins path to the playoffs is simple. They must beat the Giants on New Year’s Day, and the Burgundy and Gold will take the 6th playoff spot. 

If Detroit beats the Cowboys, things get a bit more complicated. 

For the Skins to make the postseason, Detroit would then need to beat Green Bay next week. That would leave the Packers with a 9-7 record, and assuming the Redskins beat the Giants, Jay Gruden’s team would make the playoffs at 9-6-1. 

Much will be decided after the Dallas/Detroit tilt, including the possibility of flexing the Skins vs Giants to Sunday night. But no matter what happens, there will be no playoffs if the Redskins don’t beat Odell Beckham and the Giants next week. That much is certain. 

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Former Redskin D.J. Swearinger pays tribute to Sean Taylor with new tattoo

Former Redskin D.J. Swearinger pays tribute to Sean Taylor with new tattoo

D.J. Swearinger may have had short, yet quite eventful, two-year tenure in Washington, but he may have just endeared himself in the hearts of Redskins fans forever. 

The former Washington free safety recently inked a new tattoo paying tribute to one of the best free safeties and Redskins legend in Sean Taylor. Swearinger was signed in the offseason heading into the 2017 season before starting all 31 games he played in the Burgundy and Gold. 

He made eight interceptions, 132 tackles, and one Pro Bowl appearance as a part of Greg Manusky's secondary. Now, he cemented a roster spot on the New Orleans Saints -- the third time he's switched teams in two years following his release from the Redskins. 

Taylor was killed in a 2007 armed burglary and remains a fan favorite of Redskins fans everywhere. 

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Joe Burrow has small hands AND a big sense of humor

Joe Burrow has small hands AND a big sense of humor

Seeing that Joe Burrow is a potential No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, it makes sense that all eyes are on him. However, the attention right now is centered around only one part of him: his hands.

According to ESPN, the LSU quarterback’s hand measurements came in at nine inches, making Burrow’s hands the smallest of any first-round quarterback the NFL combine has seen since 2008.

While followers of the NFL draft and sports fans alike grappled with this statistic, Burrow took to Twitter to joke about the reaction to this information being released.

Burrow’s dash of humor was received well by Twitter users, with many people replying with praise of him and his response to this potentially touchy situation.

Burrow may have small hands, but he certainly compensates with his big sense of humor.

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