It was a disappointing way for the Washington Redskins to end the 2012 season. A loss at home in the playoffs (where the Redskins were previously undefeated) and the loss of franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III.
But as more time has passed since the loss (of the game and the quarterback), it is easier to dwell on the 2012 campaign as a successful one. Lombardi Trophy No. 4 might not be settled into Redskins Park just yet, but a season where an all-rookie backfield tallied a 5-1 mark against the NFC East and won the division is pretty substantial.
With that said, the future is brighter than what we are accustomed to. There is cause to be very excited for the future as the Redskins (hopefully) take the next step through the postseason.
And here's why.