But even if the Redskins win their final two games and the Giants lose their final two games so that each team finishes 5-11, the Giants would finish ahead of the Redskins on tie-breakers.
It would require the fourth tie-breaker, conference records, because the two teams would have split their head-to-head meetings; each would have a division record of 2-4; and each would be 4-8 against common opponents under that scenario. The Giants, at worst, will be 4-8 against NFC opponents while the Redskins, at best, will be 3-9.
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● The Redskins practice at 11:50 on Thursday, with coordinators Kyle Shanahan and Jim Haslett and head coach Mike Shanahan expected to speak with reporters afterward.
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