God Himself Might Need to Help, but the Washington Redskins Can Make the Playoffs

By Ryan Heckman
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The Washington Redskins are coming off of a rather embarrassing loss to the Minnesota Vikings, which more or less sums up their season and the direction they’ve been heading this year. However, with the second half of the season in full swing, is it crazy to think this team might find themselves in a similar position as last year?

At 3-6, the Redskins are just two games out of the division at this point with both the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys tied at 5-5, and with a win against Philly this weekend they could end up inching even closer.

Washington still has two games against the New York Giants, who are also in the same position at the moment. In such a horrid division, Washington is all but done. They’d need to get two wins against the Giants, but first and foremost get it done against the Eagles this week.

If they can manage those three wins, they also face the Cowboys again this year in week 16 which might end up being the deciding game for the end of their season if they lose. If they win, on the other hand, they may have a position to sneak into the playoffs by the skin of their teeth.

The other games on tap for Washington include a tough one against the Kansas City Chiefs as well as the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons. Out of these three games, the Redskins would likely have to manage two wins to have a shot at securing the division. Is it possible?

Mathematically speaking, yes. But, realistically? That’s a tough call. They’ll certainly need some help from Philly and Dallas this second half of the season, making the division even closer than it is currently.

Behind the arm and legs — not to mention the will — of Robert Griffin III, I won’t count this Redskins team out until they are mathematically done. He’s unpredictable and quite honestly, has nothing to lose now with his team out of position currently. All they can do is try and make it interesting down the stretch, and pray that the hand of God affects a few other games the rest of the way.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.



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