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.
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.
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.