If The Playoffs Started Today...

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.