Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team is one win (and a New York Giants’ loss) away from making it to the franchise’s first NFL postseason since 2015, and there is some palpable energy in the air throughout the Washington fanbase. Despite all of the drama and distracting storylines that have come out this past week, the team’s ultimate goal remains for the taking.
If that goal is achieved, Rivera says that he thinks his team can have some real success when it comes to the postseason, and in a veiled statement to whoever their first-round opponent would be on Wild Card Weekend, the coach dares them to overlook the burgundy and gold.
Ron Rivera on if @WashingtonNFL makes the playoffs: "I believe we can make some noise, I really do."
— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) December 23, 2020
According to the ever-changing NFL playoff picture, if Washington is able to clinch the 4-seed this weekend, they will likely have an extremely tough matchup in round 1 of the playoffs, facing the top Wild Card Team. At the moment, they would face the Los Angeles Rams, but it could potentially be the Seattle Seahawks or Tampa Bay Buccaneers that end up traveling to FedEx Field as well — we won’t know for sure until at least Week 17, as the Rams and Seahawks play each other this weekend.
Regardless of the matchup, Rivera has some real confidence in his roster, and he believes that his team can line up with the best of them. Based on some of the performances we’ve seen from the defense, that may be true, and if you can get the offense back to fair health, we may be surprised by what this team can do.
They may just make some real noise.