The Redskins were all but buried, written off by many in the sports media with five games left in the 2005 season.
Having suffered three straight maddening losses by a total of 10 points, the 5-6 squad appeared destined for its sixth consecutive non-playoff season. But these Redskins proved to be special and resilient. They reeled off five straight wins to finish 10-6 and earn a wild card spot.
The streak began with a 24-9 win over the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on Dec. 3, 2005.