Is there a worse division in football than the NFC East? Maybe the AFC South... Maybe. But probably not. Tonight, the Washington Redskins (5-6) take on the Dallas Cowboys (3-8) in what will be an underwhelming match-up, but an important one.
Currently, Washington sits atop the East, one game ahead of the 5-7 Philadelphia Eagles. If the Redskins lose, I think they remain the #1 seed due to a Week 4 victory over Philadelphia, but the Philadelphia Eagles will also be right there at 5-7 (Washington also beat them once earlier in the season).
So if they lost to Dallas tonight, they fall to 5-7, and if the Bears beat them next week, the Bears jump ahead of them from a seeding perspective. More on the NFC playoff picture tomorrow.
In the meantime, enjoy Monday Night Football.