There's also the issue of selling beer that has passed its freshness date. And then there was Thursday's nationally televised 45-14 home embarrassment against the Giants in which Kirk Cousins, replacing injured Robert Griffin III at quarterback, committed five turnovers.
The loss dropped Washington 1-3 and into sole possession of the NFC East basement.
But at least one team executive in the sales department is full of optimism and actually uses the word playoffs in an email to a fan on the team's ticket wait list. This fan relayed the note to Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, who then ran a photo of it:
Aside from including a YouTube link to Bob Marley's Everything's Gonna Be Alright, what makes this even more amusing is that Steinberg points out that the team executive actually overlooked the opportunity to make the case even stronger. The statistic cited in the email is outdated. Steinberg writes:
Point of fact, an NFL media release last October reported that "23 teams" stat. The number is now 24, however, because the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles made the playoffs after a 1-3 start. They did so by winning the NFC East.