Olivier Vernon

Redskins Really Need To Beat Giants

LANDOVER, Md. — It'll be a long night for the Washington Redskins on Sunday, even if they beat the New York Giants at home in the afternoon.

The Redskins face a virtual win and get into the playoffs scenario in their regular-season finale, with one hitch. If the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions play to a tie Sunday night, those teams make it and the Redskins don't.

"It's 99.9 percent guaranteed," safety Will Blackmon said. "I joked around with it with my wife. I said that'd be something else: We win and they get a tie. We joked around about it. But we're the first game. Just control what we can control and that's it, and sit at home and hope for someone to...

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