If The Playoffs Started Today...
The Carolina Panthers would meet the Washington Redskins if the playoff started today, according to the league's playoff tracker.
Carolina owns the third-best record in the NFC at 6-3, tying them with the Chicago Bears and the Washington Redskins.
As of now, the fifth-seeded Panthers would meet the NFC East leading Redskins at Fed Ex Field in the Wild Card Round, January 5-6.
Over the next four weeks, the Panthers face the Seahawks (4-5), Detroit Lions (3-6), Cleveland Browns (3-6), and Tampa Bay (3-6). If Carolina beats goes 4-0 against those teams they have the daunting task of facing the New Orleans Saints (8-1) twice in three weeks.