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Kirk Cousins must throw effectively for Redskins

Don't expect the Washington Redskins to scrap their offense in Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns with quarterback Robert Griffin IIIsidelined with a knee injury. NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi reported the Redskins will run the same scheme without the triple-option, and rookie Kirk Cousins will be counted on to make plays in the passing game.

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"They're going to run their offense, and he's going to have to throw the ball effectively against the Browns' secondary," Lombardi said Sunday on "NFL GameDay Morning."

The Redskins will rely on their No. 1-ranked running game, led by Alfred Morris. The rookie has 1,235 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Lombardi predicted that will decide the game -- whether Morris gets loose or if the Browns contain him. His success will take pressure off Cousins.

The Redskins' playoff hopes could hang on the production of two rookies, one of whom will make his first career start. There will be a few nervous fans in the greater D.C. area Sunday morning.

Follow Kareem Copeland on Twitter @kareemcopeland.

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