The Latest: NFC East will produce sub-.500 champ next week

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Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

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For the first time since 2014 there will be an NFL playoff team with a losing record.

The NFC East race comes down to Week 17. Washington is 6-9 and will win the division by beating Philadelphia.

The Dallas Cowboys are also 6-9. To get in, they’ll have to beat the Giants and the Eagles would have to beat Washington.

The Giants are 5-10 but would get into the playoffs with a win over Dallas and a Washington loss.

The last team to win their division with a losing record was the Carolina Panthers in 2014. They won the NFC South at 7-8-1 that year and beat an 11-5 Arizona team at home in the wild-card round before losing to Seattle.