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Redskins Playoff Matchup Still Undetermined


The Redskins solidified the No. 4 seed in the NFC over the weekend and are guaranteed a home playoff game, but their opponent is yet to be determined.

The Washington Redskins are locked into the fourth seed in the NFC East and they have earned a home playoff game. That we know.

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What we don't know yet, though, is who they will play. And that won't be decided until the results of Sunday's Week 17 action are final.

What is known: the Redskins will play either the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings or Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said there's "no question" the team will start looking at all three teams this week. 

"We'll start breaking down the possibilities that we have," Gruden said. "We'll start with Seattle, I believe, is probably the most likely opponent. We'll get our guys starting to break them down, start getting a peek, but we also want to make sure we get our guys ready to play the Dallas Cowboys. That's the last game of the year at Dallas, and it means a lot to a lot of these players and a lot of these fans here and coaches, to get this win and to keep our winning streak alive and to keep that momentum alive going into the playoffs. I promise you the 46 guys that are going to be dressed are going to be ready to play and, as coaches, we'll get them ready to play."

Here are the scenarios for each team to get the No. 5 seed:

Green Bay:

-- The Packers must lose to the Vikings on Sunday Night Football. In that case, the Vikings would earn the No. 3 seed in the NFC and be NFC North champions.


--The Vikings must lose to the Packers, and the Seahawks must lose to the Arizona Cardinals. In that case, the Packers will have earned the NFC North title and locked up the No. 3 seed.


-- The Seahawks must defeat the Cardinals on the road and the Packers must defeat the Vikings. In that situation, the Packers would secure the No. 3 seed and the NFC North title by defeating the Vikings, while Minnesota would be pushed down to the No. 6 seed.

The Redskins did not play any of the three teams this season, most recently facing the Vikings and Seahawks in 2014, while playing the Packers in 2013.

In their last three playoff appearances, the Redskins have matched up with the Seahawks, losing all three contests.

The Redskins have played the Vikings five times in the playoffs, winning the last three contests including the 1987 NFC Championship Game at RFK Stadium.

The Packers and Redskins have met in the playoffs only twice, as the Packers defeated the then-Boston Redskins in the 1936 NFL Championship Game, while the Redskins won a 1972 NFC Divisional playoff game by a final of 16-3.




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