A seven-game winning streak makes anything seem possible, but this may splash some cold water on your travel plans to New Orleans:
Football Outsiders’ playoff odds give Washington a 16.1% chance of making it to the NFC Championship, a 6.8% chance of making it to the Super Bowl and a 2.8% chance of winning it all. Those are the fifth-best odds in the NFC playoff field, ahead of only Minnesota.
San Francisco is the favorite (14.3% chance of winning the Super Bowl), and Seattle is next (10.3%). After that, it’s Atlanta (7.7%) and Green Bay (6.6%) a little bit back. Basically, the NFC is a conference without clear favorites (unlike the AFC, where Denver is at 26.2% and New England 24.3%).
That said, Washington should be rooting for Green Bay to win this weekend. If that happens, then the Skins would travel to Atlanta after beating Seattle. If the Packers lose, the Skins go out to San Francisco.
But first, the Seahawks. Seattle is a three-point favorite.
Update: Vegas has the Skins at 20:1 to win it all. Sounds about right.
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