The Washington Football Team's season already experienced a greater rebirth from an apparent demise than the renewed Ghostbusters franchise. 

Ron Rivera's squad certainly ain't afraid of no adversity. 

After looking dead and buried from a 2-6 start with an awful defense and no good solutions on the offensive side of the ball, the Football Team punctuated a three-game winning streak with Monday's 17-15 victory over the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field that placed it into the NFC's seventh playoff seed. 

"It meant a lot just because of the way these guys fight, just how resilient they are," Rivera said after the contest. 

Washington appears to be on a similar trajectory as last season. In 2020, the nameless ones started 2-7 before winning five of their last seven and claiming a division title in the hapless NFC East. In fact, the franchise has made a habit of starting slowly before each of its most recent postseason pushes. As the Washington Post's Dan Steinberg noted, Washington held a sub-.500 record 11 games into the season before making its last five playoff appearances. 

Sure, the division is tougher than it was a year ago. But the path is clear for Washington to make a similar late-season surge and secure a second straight playoff appearance through outstanding trench play, a strong running game, Taylor Heinicke's improvement and a defense performing much better.