REDSKINS 35-GIANTS 20 (Sportz 1-0). All us Redskins fans knew that this final three game stretch against our NFC East rivals would be our season. And so far, we are 2-0 and have put up 35 points in each game. With a win next week in Philly, the Redskins clinch a playoff berth for the first time since Norv Turner was roaming the sidelines. To me, this win was more amazing than the smackdown of Dallas. The Giants were many people's vogue pick to be the NFC representative in the Super Bowl. The Giants had built a nice lead in the division. And the Giants smacked around the Skins 36-0 in the earlier meeting this season. We looked good!
I mean...one thing you could always count on in Washington was a poor division record. Dallas, New York and Philadelphia have murdered us the past 5 seasons. This year, we swept Dallas, split with New York and have a shot at sweeping Philly. A 5-1 NFC East mark would be the best in the division...and gives us the tie breaker over everyone else.
So, a win in Philly next week gurantees a playoff spot. Also, if we when and the Giants lose in Oakland....then the Washington Redskins would be NFC Eastern division champions. Amazing. A team that no one saw as a legit division contender has a shot to win it on the final week of the season.
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