Five Questions Facing the Redskins

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Five Questions Facing the Redskins

Do they still have a shot at the playoffs? Mathematically, of course they do. This is the NFC East after all. And Dallas losing Sunday night does help Washington, but Philadelphia did win and the Redskins now must do something they haven't done all season: beat a decent team on the road. And Matt Flynn isn't walking through Philly's doors any time soon. It's one thing to point to another team's demise as a reason you still have a chance. It's better -- and much more important -- to point to your own play as a reason. The latter is something the Redskins can't do. Not after blowing a double-digit lead to a bad team missing numerous starters. That loss stung them as much as any all season because it was so eye-opening. They still haven't shown the ability to play well in consecutive games. Heck, they're a Mike McCoy common-sense play call at the 1-yard line from being 2-7. The Redskins need to play a complete game first. Yeah, the division stinks; it's why no one can quit on the season. But the bottom line right now is that the Redskins are a bad team in a bad division. That hardly translates into optimism. At some point your play has to provide hope and optimism.

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