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Commanders Corner: Monday Night Mayhem keeps Washington in playoff mix

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For NFL pretenders, the season is a slippery slope: One or two losses can compound itself like credit card debt, and a team that once had playoff hopes can quickly find itself staring at a double-digit defeat season. Washington has fought its way back from the brink (1-4 with four straight losses and 35 total points over a three-game stretch) and while one could write of wins over sub-. 500 squads like Chicago, Green Bay and Indianapolis, the 32-21 win over Philadelphia keeps this team in the playoff mix (at least, through Thanksgiving).