The Washington Times - December 21, 2008, 01:47PM

As we mentioned earlier this week: Yes, there’s a slim chance the Redskins still can make the playoffs.

With a couple hours to go before kickoff, here’s what you need to know:


* It’s all tied up (7-7) in Tampa, where the Chargers are playing the Bucs. Washington needs Tampa Bay to go 0-2 in order to go to the playoffs; if Tampa wins this one, the playoff dreams are over.

* The Cowboys lost to the Ravens last night; that means Washington must hope for the Cowboys also to lose to the Eagles next weekend.

* Afternoon games that matter: Atlanta at Minnesota, 4:15 p.m.; Green Bay at Chicago, 8:15 p.m.

* And speaking of the Eagles … it should go without saying at this point that the Redskins need a win over them at 4:15 p.m., or it’s all moot.

Ryan and David should be checking in soon from FedEx Field.

John Taylor