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Nov 29, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland (26) breaks up a pass intended for New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) in the first quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


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If the season ended today, the Washington Redskins would hold the No. 4 seed in the NFC and host a playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. Ladies and gentlemen, that is the 2015 NFL season in a nutshell.

Washington pushed aside the New York Giants, forcing Eli Manning to throw the football 51 times. He piled up 321 passing yards and two touchdowns, but Washington came away with three huge interceptions.

Offensively, Washington did enough to win. DeSean Jackson did what he does best and hauled in a 63-yard touchdown, and Kirk Cousins ran in himself for a 1-yard score. It was a huge victory in the context of the NFC East title, but there is still a lot of football to be played.

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