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Surging Browns pose stiff challenge for Redskins and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport has his thoughts on the game:

Why this game is intriguing: The Washington Redskins are white hot, thanks in large part to the sparkling tandem of Robert Griffin III and receiver Pierre Garcon. With that tandem's magic, Washington is very much in the playoff mix. Yet, if RG3 plays on an injured knee, so much of what makes the offense thrive -- his mobility -- is limited. And while the Cleveland Browns aren't quite world-beaters, it's worth noting they have won three in a row(!). They have a shutdown corner in Joe Haden to put on Garcon. And Cleveland has a rare power back (Trent Richardson) who can match the way the Redskins run. Considering this is in Cleveland, too, it might be a far more difficult game than the Redskins would've imagined earlier in the season. A loss, even on the road, would be a serious blow to Washington's playoff hopes.

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