Last week the Redskins made one-third of their fumble recoveries for the season to edge Arizona. This week they made one-fourth of their interceptions and sacks for the season to crush Dallas and sweep the season series. Perhaps it's too little too late, but sweeping Dallas is a sweet salve to sooth the sting of a statistically stolen season if the Skins miss the playoffs!
UPDATE: With Atlanta's loss to Chicago tonight the Skins have moved back into the the last NFC wildcard playoff spot. Dallas, Minnesota, and Atlanta are Washington's main competition in the wildcard race and each of those teams has at least one very tough opponent remaining (Dallas vs. Carolina; Minnesota vs Chicago; and Atlanta vs Tampa Bay and Chicago). Without calculating the tiebreakers it seems the Skins have an excellent chance of making the playoffs even if they lose against the Giants or Eagles and finish 9-7.
Current Washington Post Redskins stories: Skins Mania; Wilbon; Kornheiser; Boswell.