The Washington Times - December 17, 2012, 12:18PM

The Washington Redskins control their own playoff fate with two weeks left in the NFL season, and on Monday the team released information detailing how season-ticket holders will get the first crack at seats if there’s a wild-card round game at FedEx Field in January.

Season-ticket holders must register for wild-card round tickets by Dec. 27. If more playoff tickets are available, they will go on sale to the general public Dec. 29.


“In appreciation to our loyal season ticket holders, the Redskins have held general admission ticket prices for the Wild Card game the same as the regular season for almost 95 percent of season ticket holders,” the team said in its release.

“We appreciate the support of our great fans and wanted to make sure ticket prices for our potential Wild Card playoff game would be affordable,” Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said in the statement.

The Redskins can host a playoff game for the first time since 1999 if they win the NFC East. That would require them to beat the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys in the final two weeks of the regular season.

Washington can clinch a playoff berth Sunday if it wins at Philadelphia and gets some help. But the Redskins cannot be guaranteed a game at FedEx Field unless they win the division.

The Redskins could, in theory, not host the wild-card round but then have home-field advantage in the NFC championship game. That would happen if they are the No. 5 seed and face the No. 6 seed with the Super Bowl on the line.

Here are the details, in full, as released by the Redskins:

The two ways for season ticket holders to reserve seats are: Pay-When-We-Are-In (credit card only) or Pay In Full (check or money order).

Pay-When-We-Are-In (credit card only)

Season ticket holders that choose the Pay-When-We-Are-In (credit card only) option can reserve their seats by logging into (using their Redskins Account ID and PIN/password) and following the prompts.

When signing up for the Pay-When-We-Are-In plan, the credit card submitted will be automatically charged within 48 hours of when it is determined that the Redskins will host a home playoff game at FedExField. All reservations are final; no refunds or exchanges. However, if the Redskins do not host a playoff game, credit cards will not be charged.

Pay In Full (check or money order)

Season ticket holders that select the Pay In Full (check or money order) plan can send the full payment for their invoice by check or money order. For those fans that select this option, they must pay the full invoice amount by the Dec. 27 deadline.

To Pay In Full, fans must return the lower portion of their invoice with a check or money order made payable to the Washington Redskins. Please allow three-to-four days for delivery via mail. No refunds or exchanges. However, if the Redskins do not host a playoff game, season ticket holders who select this option will receive a credit toward the 2013 season ticket invoice.