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Washington Redskins vs Cleveland Browns takes place on Sunday in the NFL with the Redskins still maintaining their push to try and overturn the New York Giants at the top of the NFC East. This is a must-win for the Redskins. The game will commence at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Redskins come into this game on fire, in a large part to quarterback Robert Griffin III and their receiver Pierre Garcon. RG III has been immense these past few weeks and has turned many heads in the NFL. His season record is now up to 233 completions from 351 attempted throws for 2,902 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Most would have suggested that the Redskins would be there at the end of the season in the playoff mix, however, with RG III picking up an injury, many are now wondering whether the Redskins have enough to complete their final push and close out the regular season.
It was announced on Saturday that Robert Griffin III will not start for the Redskins on Sunday, and that Kirk Cousins would be behind center for this Week 15 match up.
Shortly after the news became public RG III tweeted: "The decision was not my own... But I will be there for my team!!! In every way I possibly can."
The decision on RG III's availability was made by the Redskins' team doctor, who indicated that if there was any further risk to injuring his right knee he would not be risked. It now appears as though there is a risk of further injury and Griffin III will not be risked.
Cousins will be making his first NFL start in this game, and will be thrown in at the deep end, with the Redskins having no room for any mistakes with just three weeks left of the season. Cousins did appear against the Ravens last week and helped his team overcome Baltimore by coming in on the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile the Cleveland Browns are almost certain to finish as the basement team in the AFC North, and most would make the high flying Redskins favorites for this one. But the Browns have won three straight games coming into this match up, and considering this game will be in Cleveland, this will be no walk in the park for the Redskins.
If the Redskins do lose today their playoff hopes would be left hanging by a thread.
Washington Redskins vs Cleveland Browns is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.