Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Despite possibly already knowing that they are in the playoffs, Shanahan says the Redskins like playing in do or die games (Credit: AP Photo) After their week nine loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Washington Redskins fell to 3-6. Head coach Mike Shanahan came out and said he was evaluating players for the 2013 season. Since then, the team has won their last six games. According to Shanahan, every game since their week nine loss has been a must win. With a week 17 game against the Dallas Cowboys looming, Shanahan said he likes the team’s chances because they are used to being in do or die games. Sunday’s game has been flexed to Sunday night football which means the Redskins will already know if they are in the playoffs by the time the game starts. However, Shanahan said the team still wants to achieve their ultimate goal of winning the NFC East. “I think it’s good. I think it’s really good. They get used to the pressure over the last six weeks, knowing every game is do or die,” Shanahan said, via the Washington Post. “They’re used to that scenario right now. They know we have to play our best football, and everything we’re working for comes back to this weekend: taking advantage of what we’ve done the last six weeks. It really doesn’t mean anything unless we take advantage of our game against Dallas.” The Redskins have to be one of the hottest teams in the NFC right now. If they make the playoffs, the Redskins could be dangerous.   The post Mike Shanahan: Redskins are used to “do or die” scenarios appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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