Washington Redskins still think they have a shot at the playoffs

Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Washington Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen (82) celebrates his touchdown with tight end Niles Paul (84) during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins sit at 3-6 and the bottom of the NFC East division. The good news for the Redskins is that the divisional leaders only have 5 wins, and they’re within striking distance of winning the NFC East and going to the playoffs.

Last year the Redskins were 3-6 entering the bye week. They won the next seven games to improve to 10-6, win the NFC East and go to the playoffs. They’re hoping to rekindle some of that magic.

We know we’re capable of it because we’ve done it before,” linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “But at the same time, . . . every week at this point in the season is a one-week season. You’ve got to treat it like that.”

“Obviously to have an opportunity to still be in the conversation as far as the division is concerned is a bonus,” defensive lineman Kedric Golston said. “But at the end of the day, we’ve got to take care of our own business and start winning football games around here and stop relying on other people’s failures.”

Of course the Redskins aren’t trying to catch up to just one team, there are two 5-5 teams, and the New York Giants are also 3-6 and on a three-game win streak. It’ll be a tight race down the stretch.

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