Originally posted on Mr. Irrelevant  |  Last updated 12/18/12
You’ve done it, Redskins. You’ve officially got our hopes up. This is no longer “oh, wouldn’t it be cute if they made the playoffs?” We’ve reached the point where missing the playoffs would be a massive disappointment. We’ve reached the point were we expect this team to be playing in January. This is a very dangerous place to be, friends. We’re all doomed. To the odds! Football Outsiders: 80.6% (Division title: 68.6%; Wild Card berth: 12%) Playoff Status: 68% (Division title: 53%; Wild Card berth: 15%) And the scenarios: – Win-out and they win the division. This one is nice and clean. – Lose one, and they’re still in with at least one loss from the Giants, Vikings and Bears. Which means they clinch a spot THIS SUNDAY if they win and those other three lose. – Lose their last two games, they will need a god damn miracle. – With the Bears unlikely to lose to Arizona or Detroit, it’s basically impossible to find a scenario in which the Skins’ playoff hopes won’t be on the line against Dallas.
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