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Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Happy, singing Redskins fans react to last night’s win over the Dallas Cowboys

Few things make D.C. more upbeat than a win by the burgundy and gold, and last night’s NFC East-clinching, 28-18 win over the Dallas Cowboys is as sweet as it gets. This is what it looked like as fans around town watched the game and celebrated the result:

We’ve wondered before why it’s so difficult to find dedicated Redskins bars in the team’s home city. Well, it’s funny what winning does, because it sure seems like there are mass gatherings of happy, singing Redskins fans in about every drinking establishment you can name. The video above was taken last night at the Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse (via D.C. Sports Bog), one of the most reliably-packed Skins viewing destinations in the area.

We all react to victory in different ways. Hand-clasps and high-fives work for some, while only a full-on kiss on the lips while wearing a Robert Griffin III jersey will do for others. These photos were all taken at Crystal City Sports Pub:


ARLINGTON - DECEMBER 30: Washington Redskins fans, Peter Greiss, left, and Jamari Dumas, center, celebrate a second half score against the Dallas Cowboys at Crystal City Sports Pub on Sunday. The Redskins defeated the Cowboys to make the playoffs. (Matt McClain - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

ARLINGTON - DECEMBER 30: Washington Redskins fans, Jamari Dumas, left to right, Peter Greiss, and Minho Kong watch their team take on the Dallas Cowboys at Crystal City Sports Pub on Sunday. The Redskins had to win over the Cowboys to make the playoffs. (Matt McClain - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)


ARLINGTON - DECEMBER 30: Washington Redskins fans, Jamari Dumas, center, and Minho Kong, right, watch their team take on the Dallas Cowboys at Crystal City Sports Pub on Sunday. The Redskins defeated the Cowboys to make the playoffs. (Matt McClain - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

Finally, even fans who had tickets to the game last night made the most of the 8:20 p.m. kickoff’s extended pregame hours with some parking lot tailgating. Pickles are popular at these shindigs, apparently:


LANDOVER - DECEMBER 30: Thomas Schutz, of Greenbelt, hands a pickle to Maria Lee, of Elkridge, while tailgating before the game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. (Toni L. Sandys - THE WASHINGTON POST)

As are knee-high Redskins socks, warmed before a roaring Smokey Joe.


LANDOVER - DECEMBER 30: A Redskins fan keeps warm by a fire with her Redskins socks while tailgating before a game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Sunday. (Ricky Carioti - WASHINGTON POST)

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