A look at who will likely be inactive for the Redskins tonight and what impact that will have on the team.
A loss to the Giants tonight would eliminate the Redskins from the playoffs. Even if they win tonight, Washington would have to win out, the Cowboys would have to lose their next three and Eagles would have to lose three out of their next four. And then Philly and Dallas would have to tie when they play in the season finale for Washington to defend its NFC East title.
Yes, the Washington Redskins will be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss Sunday night to the New York Giants. Of course, they were never really in contention based on their inability to play a complete game once this season. Still, it's shocking that a team coming off a division title with everyone back and whose health has been pretty good this season could be out of postseason contention with four games left.
The Redskins remain alive for a playoff spot mathematically, though they could be eliminated with a loss Sunday. The Giants have more hope, though even they're two games behind in the NFC East. Rather, this game for both becomes a must win in order to prove that yes, indeed, they're heading in the right direction. At least the Giants have won four of their last five.
Robinson - a second-year pro with two previously unsuccessful, brief stints with San Francisco and Philadelphia - embraced the opportunity to prove himself to a new team after learning a valuable lesson following his second release.
In another game that originally was projected to have playoff implications when the schedule-makers drew it all up, the Washington Redskins host the New York Giants at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
After recording three sacks in the first four weeks of the season (one against Green Bay, two against Oakland), Orakpo experienced a three-game drought. But he has broken out of that slump, recording 3.5 sacks in the last three weeks. He had one against Minnesota, 1.5 against Philadelphia, and one against San Francisco.