Kirk Cousins stars for Washington Redskins against Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins secured the NFC East division title and an NFL playoff berth with a 38-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Kirk Cousins was the star man with four touchdowns as the Redskins improved to 8-7 with their third victory in a row and are back in the post-season for the first time since 2012.

The Eagles fell to 6-9, missing the playoffs for the second time in three years under coach Chip Kelly.

This triumph for Washington also eliminated the New York Giants, who are 6-8 heading into Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Despite the weakness of the division, the Redskins looked like unlikely candidates for the crown after going 4-12 in 2014 and languishing at 5-7 this year.