With a win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the Redskins clinched their 15th division title in franchise history. Here's some more notes on this exciting victory.
Worst to first.
That's exactly what the Washington Redskins accomplished Saturday evening in Philadelphia by knocking off the second-place Eagles to win their 15th division title in franchise history.
It's an exciting moment for second-year head coach Jay Gruden and his team, which has made tremendous improvements from a 4-12, last-place finish just a season ago to take the division crown in 2015.
In other historic news for the Redskins, Saturday's victory was the 600th in the team's history, as it becomes the fifth franchise in NFL history to reach the plateau, joining the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Here's some more news and notes on the Redskins' 2015 NFC East Division title, courtesy of Redskins Public Relations:
- The Redskins have earned their 24th playoff berth in team history.
- The Redskins have completed their second "worst-to-first" one-season turnaround in team history (2012). The Redskins finished last in the NFC East in 2014 with a 4-12 record.
- The Redskins have earned a Week 16 victory to have a playoff berth already in hand prior to Week 16 for the first time since 1999.
- The Redskins have become the only team to win the NFC East twice in the last five seasons.
- Gruden has become the sixth coach in team history to lead the Redskins to a playoff berth within the first two years of his tenure (Ray Flaherty, Dutch Bergman, Dudley DeGroot, George Allen and Joe Gibbs).
- The Redskins have guaranteed a final regular season winning percentage of .500 or better for the first time since 2012.
The Redskins wrap up their 2015 regular season slate next Sunday, when they travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys. Washington is trying to avenge its 19-16 Week 13 loss to Dallas at FedExField on Monday Night Football.
Then, as of tonight, the Redskins, who have the No. 4 seed in the NFC, will play in an NFC Wild Card round game Jan. 9 or 10 at FedExField against the No. 5 seed team, which is currently the 9-5 Seattle Seahawks.
If that matchup comes to fruition, Washington will look to avenge a 24-14 loss to Seattle Jan. 6, 2013, at FedExField, a loss that halted the Redskins' seven-game winning streak to end the regular season.
In that game, the Redskins got off to a 14-0 first-quarter lead before the Seahawks scored 24 straight to advance. Seattle would go on to lose the next week to the Atlanta Falcons, 30-28, in the Divisional round.
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