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If The Playoffs Started Today: The Washington Redskins Lead The East Edition

Kirk CousinsAs it stands, the Washington Redskins are in line to play the Green Bay Packers in the opening round of the NFC playoffs.

That’s correct. The Washington Redskins, who have been among a long line of NFL tomato cans over the last decade, are in first place in the NFC East for the moment.

This is one of the season’s biggest developments because that means we could be in store for at least one postseason round where this is in play:

Yes, I do like that.

AFC

#1 – New England Patriots  (AFC East champion, bye)

#2 – Cincinnati Bengals (AFC North champion, bye)

#3 – Denver Broncos (AFC West champion)

#4 – Indianapolis Colts (AFC South champion)

#5  – Kansas City Chiefs (Wild Card)

#6 –  Houston Texans (Wild Card)

NFC

#1 –  Carolina Panthers  (NFC South champion, bye)

#2 – Arizona Cardinals (NFC West champion, bye)

#3 – Minnesota Vikings (NFC North champion)

#4 – Washington Redskins (NFC East champion)

#5 – Green Bay Packers (Wild Card)

#6 – Seattle Seahawks (Wild Card)

PROPOSED, FICTIONAL TV SCHEDULE

WILD CARD ROUND:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 @ 4:30PM – #5 Kansas City Chiefs at #4 Indianapolis Colts (NBC)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 @ 8:00PM – #6 Seattle Seahawks at #3 Minnesota Vikings (NBC)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 1:00PM – #5 Green Bay Packers at #4 Washington Redskins (FOX)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 4:30PM – #6 Houston Texans at #3 Denver Broncos

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF ROUND:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 @ 4:30PM – MIN/WASH/GB at #2 Arizona (NBC)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 @ 8PM – IND/KC/HOU at #1 New England (FOX)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 @ 1PM – DEN/IND/KC at #2 Cincinnati (CBS)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 @ 4:30PM – WASH/GB/SEA at #1 Carolina (FOX)

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