Washington Football Team headed to NFL playoffs
Fred Jeter | 1/7/2021, 6 p.m.
A record of seven wins and nine losses isn’t very good, but it’s good enough.
The Washington Football Team, by virtue of its 20-14 win at Philadelphia in the regular-season finale, is headed to the playoffs.
Coach Ron Rivera’s NFC East Division champs will play host to quarterback Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, Jan. 9, at 8:15 p.m.
The winner will travel to top-seed Green Bay for the NFC semifinals the next weekend.
Washington defeated the Philadelphia Eagles (4-11-1) on the strength of a strong defense and some steady play from quarterback Alex Smith.
After sitting out the previous two weeks with an injury, Smith hit 22 of 32 passes for 162 yards and touchdowns to Terry McLaurin and Logan Thomas.
Jeremy Reaves and Kamren Curl had Washington interceptions.
Standing out for Philadelphia was defensive back K’Von Wallace from Henrico County. The former Highland Springs High School and Clemson University standout had six tackles, five unassisted.