For the sake of simplicity, we’ll assume that the Seahawks will win one of their remaining two games, both at home, and wrap up one of the wild card spots. That leaves one wild card spot for the Redskins to play for.
Here are the other contenders for that spot:
Team-Record-NFC record-Remaining games
Vikings 8-6, 6-5, @ Texans, Packers
Bears 8-6, 5-5, @ Cardinals, @ Lions
The Giants and Cowboys also are in the wild card mix. Let’s also note that the Redskins would have to lose a game to get into the wild card mix because if they win out, they win the division.
If the Redskins beat the Eagles next Sunday and the Giants, Vikings, and Bears all lose, Washington clinches at least a wild card spot. Even if the Redskins lose to Dallas in the finale, they would beat the Vikings based on a head to head win, the Bears due to a better conference record, and the Giants with a better division record.
The Redskins could still get a wild card with a loss in either of their last two games if the Bears, Vikings, and Giants all split their last two games. If they are all 9-7, the same tiebreaker advantages would apply.