2012 NFL schedule, Week 16: Redskins look to stay in control of NFC East

Patrick Smith

The Washington Redskins will have to get past an upset-minded Eagles team in Philadelphia if they want to stay in control of their playoff destiny.

The Washington Redskins have won five straight and are suddenly in control of the NFC East. Although tied with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants at 8-6, if the Redskins win out, they will take the division crown. To do that they'll first have to get past the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Redskins don't know as of yet which rookie quarterback will be starting on Sunday, Robert Griffin III or Kirk Cousins. RG3 missed the Week 15 matchup with the Browns and Cousins filled in nicely, leading the Redskins to a 38-21 victory. RG3 will practice, but his status for the game likely won't be known until later in the week.

Last time these two met it was the first start for Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles and the Redskins took advantage, cruising to a 31-6 win. The Eagles will look to make things a bit tougher in Philadelphia on Sunday.

Elsewhere in the NFC East, the Cowboys host the New Orleans Saints and the Giants travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens.

Here's a look at the full schedule for Week 16:

Saturday, Dec. 22

Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions, 8 p.m., ESPN

Sunday Dec. 23

Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS

New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS

Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m., FOX

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m., CBS

Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., CBS

St. Louis Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., FOX

San Diego Chargers vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m., CBS

Oakland Raiders vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., CBS

Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m., FOX

Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m., CBS

New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m., FOX

Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos, 4 p.m., CBS

New York Giants vs. Baltimore Ravens, 4:25 p.m., FOX

Chicago Bears vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m., FOX

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

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