Skins fans hope the Giants take a long winter's nap. (Getty Images)
From the previous slide, we know the following.
If Washington and the New York Giants win in Weeks 16 and 17, the Redskins would take the NFC East because of a better divisional record.
But if the Redskins and Giants lose one of their last two games, a number of tiebreakers will come into play that will determine the fate of the two teams. We'll get to that later, but first let's break down the picture in the NFC East.
To make it easier to follow along, we will attach the schedule of remaining games for Washington, Dallas and the New York Giants. This will also be done throughout the slideshow, so readers don't have to backtrack.
All three teams enter this weekend with 8-6 records, but their divisional records differ.
Redskins (3-1 in NFC East): @Eagles, Home vs. Cowboys
Cowboys (3-2 in NFC East): Home vs. Saints, @Redskins
Giants (2-3 in NFC East): @Ravens, Home vs. Eagles
If the Redskins maintain a better record within the NFC East, it'll be a nice advantage to have in their pockets.
Even if Washington loses to the Eagles, the Skins can still take the East from New York with a win over Dallas and one Giants' loss.
In that case, Washington would finish the season with a 4-2 record in the division. The best New York can do is 3-3.
Following an embarrassing 34-0 loss at Atlanta, the Giants look vulnerable. But they can actually take the East with wins over Baltimore and Philly and a loss apiece by Washington and Dallas.