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Washington Redskins (7-6)
The Redskins had a great win over the Ravens to keep pace in the NFC East, but they still need the Giants to lose before they can win the division.
The Redskins are a team that can easily make a huge leap in their playoff seeding in just one week, with the Giants facing such a tough remaining schedule. It is important to note that the Redskins own the tiebreaker over the Giants because of their superior division record.
However, with just seven wins, the Redskins are not going to be able to secure a wild-card spot. Their best chance to get to the postseason is to win the division, but they will need help.
Remaining Schedule: at Cleveland, at Philadelphia, Dallas
Dallas Cowboys (7-6)
The Cowboys have the same record as the Redskins, but are 3-2 in the division, as opposed to the Redskins' 3-1 record.
They also have a very difficult schedule down the stretch, which features a season finale against the Redskins that could potentially be a "win-and-in" game.
The Cowboys' offensive-line issues hold them back from reaching their potential, but they have an added weapon now that DeMarco Murray has recovered from a foot injury, and Tony Romo always gives his team a chance to win.
Remaining Schedule: Pittsburgh, New Orleans, at Washington
Minnesota Vikings (7-6)
They got a much-needed win over the Bears on Sunday, but the Vikes are simply not playing consistently enough to get to 10 wins, especially when you consider that they still have the Texans and Packers remaining on their schedule.
Christian Ponder has looked dreadful at times, and the Vikings may be in the market for a new quarterback during the offseason. For that reason alone, there is no way the Vikings are going to win more games than the other teams in the hunt to get into the postseason.
Remaining Schedule: at St. Louis, at Houston, Green Bay