STEP BY STEP

Check off a few of these boxes, and Red­skins have a shot

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS - — MATTHEW PARAS

At 6-6, the Red­skins face a tough path to the play­offs. ABC’s Five-Thirty-Eight pegs Wash­ing­ton’s post­sea­son chances at 26 per­cent. And his­tor­i­cally, teams with a .500 record af­ter 12 games have made the play­offs just 25.9 per­cent of the time (43 of 166) since the league switched to a 16-game sched­ule in 1978. But it’s not im­pos­si­ble. Here’s what has to go right for the Red­skins to make the play­offs.

IL­LUS­TRA­TION ROBERT COHN; AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS PHO­TO­GRAPHS

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