Adrian Peterson on Redskins and playoffs: ‘We’re in the hunt’

The Washington Redskins kept their playoff hopes alive after beating the Jaguars 16-13 in Jacksonville on Sunday. With the victory, the Redskins(7-7) are one game behind the Cowboys(8-6) in the NFC East, who were shutout today by the Colts 23-0, and a 1/2 game behind the Vikings(7-6-1) for the final wild-card spot.

Next week, Washington travels to Tennessee to battle the Titans on Saturday.

“At 7-6(7-7), we’re right there. We’re in the hunt.” Redskins RB Adrian Peterson said after the game. It’s all about refocusing on Monday and getting ready for a good Titans team. On the road again, but we have the guys in the building to get it done.”

Redskins WR Jamison Crowder, who had four catches for 46 yards on Sunday, is happy to have a shot at the playoffs.

“We’ve had to overcome a lot.  At the same time, it’s football,” Crowder said. “We’re right in the mix of it.  You just have to keep going. We’re glad to be in the mix, and some teams can’t even say they’re in this position.”

While the Redskins are still in the mix, they will need some help to win the NFC East or get a wildcard spot, which TE Vernon Davis recognizes.

“Hopefully, we will get some help from other teams and keep this playoff push going,” Davis said.

The Redskins showed some fight today, but their offense with QB Josh Johnson running the show, struggled today and will probably continue to struggle. Washington last two games won’t be easy(@Titans, Eagles). Furthermore, they are going to need teams to lose if they want to make the playoffs, so while they are still alive today, it’s still an uphill battle for the Redskins moving forward.