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Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 16: Washington victory sets up showdown vs. Dallas

The Redskins' 27-20 victory over the Eagles on Sunday sets up a Week 17 showdown against the Cowboys for the NFC East crown.

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Robert Griffin III returned to the lineup for the Washington Redskins on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and led the Redskins to a 27-20 victory. Griffin did not do much running, but completed 16-of-24 passes for 198 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

The Redskins fell behind early 7-0, but soon got things into gear. Washington scored the next 13 points and went up by as many as 14 points in the second half before holding off a late Eagles rally.

With the victory, the Redskins moved to 9-6 on the season and currently sit atop the NFC East. Washington faces the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17 to determine who will take home the division crown. While the Redskins have won six straight games and are riding high, Kevin Ewoldt at SB Nation's Redskins blog Hogs Haven has some concerns about the defense heading into the game against the Cowboys:

Is anyone else worried about the defensive tackling? The lack of pass rush was again a problem as Nick Foles had all day. Romo and Dez will surely put up more points.

The Redskins did give up over 400 yards to Philadelphia, with Foles throwing for 345 yards. Tony Romo has been dynamite lately for the Cowboys, with Dez Bryant being his main target. Washington will have to do a much better job against the pass if they want to beat Dallas next Sunday.