With two games remaining, the Redskins still could win the NFC East Division title, or they could be eliminated from a playoff berth.
By at least splitting its last two contests, however, Washington stands an excellent chance of gaining at least a wild-card spot. By winning both, no matter what any other team does, they would be guaranteed a berth.
If the Redskins (9-5) beat Cincinnati here next Sunday and lose at Dallas the following week, they would finish with a 10-6 record. If Chicago (8-6) wins its last two games (at Green Bay and at home against St. Louis), the Bears also would be 10-6.
Both would have 8-4 conference records, so the tie breaker would come down to net points. At present, the Redskins have a 20-point lead on the Bears.
If Washington sweeps its final games and if Dallas beats the Eagles next week in Philadelphia, the Redskins would finish no worse than in a tie for first in the NFC East with the Eagles, who play their last game in Houston.
If the Redskins win their last two and Philadelphia loses its last two, the Redskins would win the NFC East, and the Eagles would be one of the wild-card teams.