GLENDALE, Ariz. -- When Jay Gruden was asked about the mad scramble that has become the NFC playoff chase, the Washington Redskins head coach had to laugh.
"That's what it is and that's what it's going to be," Gruden said with a chuckle. "The last five weeks of the NFL season are always going to tell the tale. You want to be in position where you're not relying on everybody else. Fortunately, we're in a position where we don't have to worry about people losing; if we take care of our business we'll get in. That's where you like to be."
As for Washington's opponent on Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals, they'd like to be almost anywhere than the situation they find themselves in at a disappointing 4-6-1. They are winless in four of their last five games and even if they run the table during the next five weeks, there is no assurance of earning a postseason berth.