Redskins eliminated from playoffs

Ben Krimmel
December 23, 2018 - 4:20 pm
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The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Houston Texans Sunday and the Washington Redskins were officially eliminated from playoff contention.

The Redskins' up-and-down season, complete with a 6-3 start and NFC East division lead which disappeared after a plethora of injuries to quarterbacks and offensive linemen, a rejuvenated Adrian Peterson, a quartet of quarterbacks, multiple players involved in multiple off-the-field issuesfront office miscues, and calls for wholesale organizational changes, will officially come to an end Sunday against the Eagles at FedEx Field, a place of controversy itself.

Jake Elliott's 35-yard field goal sealed Philadelphia's 32-30 win.

The Eagles retook the lead in the second half on this long touchdown pass from Nick Foles to Nelson Agholar.

But Deshaun Watson made a game of it with this late touchdown toss to Vyncint Smith.

Philadelphia hasn't clinched a playoff spot themselves, but their win will be enough to keep Washington out, even if the Redskins score an upset in Week 17.

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The Minnesota Vikings also defeated the Detroit Lions, thanks in part to this prayer at the end of the first half by Kirk Cousins.

A Vikings win wouldn't have eliminated the Skins by itself, but after the Redskins defeat to the Titans in Nashville, Washington's margin for error was gone.

For head coach Jay Gruden, team president Bruce Allen, and owner Daniel Snyder, the offseason has officially begun in Washington.

Only time will tell what the Redskins will look like come Week 1 in 2019.

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