The Redskins will face off against Seattle late Sunday afternoon in the first round of the playoffs, but there will be three other games going on this weekend. Let's take a look at who to root for.
Who to Root For: Bengals
Why: Yes, the Redskins already lost to the Bengals this year, but the Texans are a much better team. If Washington is to make a Super Bowl run, not having to face Houston when they get there would be a relief.
Line: Texans -4.5 .
Importance Level: One "Go Catch Your Dream".
Who to Root For: Vikings
Why: If the Packers win, the Redskins will face Atlanta. If Minnesota wins, Washington will face San Francisco. The Redskins already lost to the Falcons this year, but the 49ers are a more formidable opponent. Also of note - Washington's loss to Atlanta was by one touchdown, with Kirk Cousins subbing in at quarterback.
HOWEVER, if both the Vikings and the Redskins win out, Washington will have home-field advantage in the NFC Championship Game.
Line: Packers -7.5.
Importance: Five Barneys.
Who to Root For: Ravens
Why: Because there would be nothing better than a Beltway Super Bowl.
Line: Ravens -6.5.
Importance: Three Elmos.