The Washington Times - December 30, 2012, 04:05PM

The Redskins must defeat or tie Dallas on Sunday night in order to make the playoffs because Chicago defeated Detroit, 26-24, on Sunday afternoon.

The Redskins, who are 9-6 entering Sunday night’s game, cannot qualify for the NFC playoffs as a wild card team. Seattle already has 10 wins, and Chicago improved to 10-6 by beating the Lions.

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If the Redskins lose to Dallas, Dallas would win the division, and the Redskins would finish 9-7 and miss the playoffs.

If the Redskins win or tie, they would host either San Francisco or Seattle in the first round of the playoffs next weekend.