NFL Playoff Picture: Washington Redskins Technically Still Alive In NFC East Chase

SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 27: Head Coach Mike Shanahan of the Washington Redskins watches the game against the Seattle Seahawks on November 27, 2011 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Somehow, the Washington Redskins still aren't technically eliminated from NFL playoff contention.

The Washington Redskins are 4-8, and their fans have been focusing on their draft position for weeks. But amazingly, they may still have a chance to be a part of the NFL playoff picture. Despite their 4-8 record, the Redskins are still technically alive in the chase to win an increasingly-mediocre NFC East.

Via Dan Graziano of ESPN:

It's true. If Redskins finish 4-0, Dallas finishes 0-4 and Giants lose to Jets on Christmas Eve, Redskins win East at 8-8.

The Redskins' final four games: New England at home, at the Giants, Minnesota at home and at Philadelphia. They must win all those without Fred Davis and Trent Williams, and they must hope the teams in front of them implode. It's almost certainly not going to happen. But still, it technically could happen, which is kind of incredible at this point. So you're saying there's a chance?

NFC East standings:

  1. Dallas Cowboys: 7-5
  2. New York Giants: 6-6
  3. Philadelphia Eagles: 4-8
  4. Washington Redskins: 4-8

For more on the NFL Playoff Picture, visit SBNation.com.

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