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Sports: Monday, January 4, 2021
WFT Wins NFC East, Ravens Punch their Playoff Ticket, NFL Playoffs Set
The Washington Football Team is in the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2015, with a 20-14 win over Philadelphia Eagles last night. QB Alex Smith threw 2 TD passes, and the Washington defense held Jalen Hurts to just 7 of 20 passing in the NFC East clincher. At 7-9, the WFT became just the third team to make it to the post season in a non-strike year. Washington will now face Tom Brady and the Bucs Saturday night at Fed-Ex Field. Kickoff is set for 8:15.
The Baltimore Ravens earned a spot in the AFC playoffs with an easy 38-3 win over the Bengals. Baltimore racked up 404 yards on the ground as they finished the regular season at 11-5. The Ravens will now meet the Titans in the Wild Card Round, with a 1:05 Sunday kickoff.
In other NFL action yesterday, the Green Bay Packers wrapped up home field advantage in the NFC by beating the Bears 35-16. With Arizona’s loss to the Rams, the Bears earn the 7th seed in the NFC. Cleveland is back in the playoffs for the first time since 2002 with their 24-22 win over the Steelers. Those 2 teams will meet again in the AFC Wild Card round.
The Washington Wizards improved to 2-5 with a 123-122 road win over the Nets. Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal combined for 51 points.
And in college hoop, number-9 WVU continues their 2-game road trip at Oklahoma State tonight at 9.