clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Know Thy Frenemy: Week 17

Hogs Haven keeps track of who to root for (and against) in the other games of Week 17.

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

It's the last week of the season, and the Redskins can secure a playoff spot with a win, earning the division title. However, Washington can still enter the playoffs with a loss, if Chicago and Minnesota both lose, the Redskins sneak in with a wild-card berth. Let's take a look at the important games this week that don't include Washington-Dallas. There are less than usual this week, but they are big.

1:00 E.T.:

Bears @ Lions

Who to Root For: Lions

Why: The Redskins need the Bears and Vikings to lose in order to advance to the playoffs regardless of their own result. If Washington wins, obviously, it doesn't matter, but it's a nice safety net.

Line: Bears -3.

Importance Level: Five "Go Catch Your Dream"s.


4:25 ET:

Packers @ Vikings

Who to Root For: Packers.

Why: Guys, we've been over this. Bears loss + Vikings loss = automatic Redskins playoff berth.

Line: Packers -3.5.

Importance: Five Barneys.