Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 2, one day before the Redskins take on the Giants at FedEx Field.
Blogging all day, chatting at 8:00
I guess you call this wall to wall coverage of Redskins-Giants. I’ll be cranking out a live blog all day long with the latest news, notes, and analysis of the matchup. And then from 8:00 p.m. until the final whistle Tarik, Jen X, and I will be chatting with you about the game from the press box at FedEx Field.
Crank up the second screen when you turn on the game. See you then.
Who to root for
If things fall right for the Redskins today they could be playing for a tie for the second wild card spot tomorrow night. And they would have the tiebreaker advantage in a pool of 6-6 teams. The teams that the Redskins need to lose are all underdogs on the road.
Here is who to root for as you peruse games on the Sunday Ticket, Red Zone channel, or on your phone while you are out enjoying the last no-Redskins Sunday of the year.
Bears over Seahawks—Seattle sits a 6-5 and 4-4 in the NFC. This would be a fifth conference loss for them while the Redskins have four. That is key because the Redskins don’t play the Seahawks and conference record then becomes the top tiebreaker.
Packers over Vikings—The Vikings sit at 6-5 and with a head to head loss to Washington. Losing to the Packers would give the Vikings their fifth conference loss.
49ers over Rams—This probably won’t make that much difference but the 4-6-1 Rams are just a half game behind the Redskins. It would be helpful for the Redskins if the Niners would just finish off St. Louis’ chances.
Broncos over Buccaneers—The 6-5 Bucs have five conference losses and the Redskins have beaten them head to head.
Eagles over Cowboys—Even if Dallas wins, which seems to be the most likely outcome, they will be 6-6 with the head-to-head loss to Washington and two division losses (the Redskins have one).
Although these games are not likely to come into play, root for the Ravens over the Steelers, the Browns over the Raiders, and the Bengals over the Chargers. These games will affect the Redskins’ strength of schedule (the fifth conference tiebreaker) and, if they should beat the Ravens and/or Browns, their strength of victory (the fourth tiebreaker).
No availability today
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Days until: Monday night Giants @ Redskins 1; Ravens @ Redskins 7; Redskins @ Browns 14; 1st round of NFL playoffs 34