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Fans get Redskins playoff fever

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OXON HILL, Md. -

Redskins fans are a jubilant bunch this Monday having watched their beloved NFL team enter the playoffs for the first time in five years after beating the Dallas Cowboys in the season's final regular season game at FedEx Field Sunday night.

"I love every bit of this," says Paula Gordon. This is euphoria. It's excitement. This town is back to where it used to be. Back in the day."

Rookie team captain Robert Griffin III almost single-handedly carrying the Redskins into the post-season.

"I really love my Redskins man and I couldn't do without them," says Andrew Dean.

"This is the greatest day in a long time. RG III brining the city back," says another fan.

"It's been a long long time. It kind of reminds everybody how old they are you know," says Fred Fillahm owner of G & G Outfitters. "It's been a long time."

T-shirts being made at Fillah's factory in Lanham, MD will be sold at Giant Food Stores across the Washington region.

Zema Williams (known to legions of Redskins fans as Chief Zee) has missed only four home games in 34 years. Says he knows what it means when the Skins win.

"This whole town advances," the 71-year-old semi-retired car dealer tells us.

He was at Sunday night's game.

"We didn't get out of the stadium until about 3:30 this morning," adds Williams. "Some of them might still be out there."

All Redskins fans agreeing the big win Sunday was something special.

"Hey we can't ask for anything else," says die-hard Skins fan Gregory Edmonds. "This is Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years - everything wrapped up one."


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