Though it looks as if the Washington Redskins will be home for the playoffs, they still had a lot to play for today.
After a 3-1 start, the 'Skins dropped six straight games to plunge to 3-7 and were looking for a win to restore some confidence. They did that with a 23-17 victory over the hosting Seattle Seahawks.
While they got the victory, they couldn't have done it without these four outstanding players.
Since taking over for a benched Rocky McIntosh, Riley has been pretty spectacular for a second year player out of LSU.
Riley had arguably his best game this season in a 14 tackle performance for the Redskins.
Get used to seeing his name fill the stat sheets, as the former fourth-round pick is Washington's middle linebacker of the future.
Prior to this game, Washington's coaching staff was reluctant to trust Helu for an entire game, often giving Ryan Torain and whoever else was capable of carrying the ball a solid amount of time.
This game, Helu decided to win their trust and became a factor in both the running and the passing game.
Helu topped 100 yards on the ground and recorded seven catches for 54 on his seven targets.
When Washington needed him most, Armstrong came up big.
For most of the day, Armstrong was invisible. He wasn't targeted often, only once on the day, and just wasn't having an impact.
On his lone target, Armstrong couldn't have done any better.
With Brandon Browner draped all over him, Armstrong hauled in a 50-yard TD reception with 6:18 left in the fourth quarter.
One week after saying "The way I'm playing right now, they need to go cut me..." DeAngelo Hall redeemed himself in a big way.He vented his frustration on the field, but in a good way.
Hall was credited with six passes defensed and was all over the field.
He also picked off Tarvaris Jackson on third down to end the game and gives the Redskins the victory. Overall, it was a fantastic day for Hall.