The potential return of Robert Griffin III, can lift the Washington Redskins closer to the playoffs. NFL.com's Dan Hanzus reports that Griffin is "probable" to return to face the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday.
As well as backup Kirk Cousins performed against the Cleveland Browns in Week 15, Griffin is the dominant force for the Redskins.
Having to contain him is the last thing the Eagles need, as they attempt to rescue some pride from a disastrous season. Andy Reid is likely coaching his final two games in Philadelphia, with the Eagles at 4-10.
While Reid may want to finish on a high, Griffin and the Redskins have a greater incentive. A win would put them 9-6 and near playoff qualification.
Crucially, it would give the Redskins a 4-1 mark in the NFC East. That could prove vital in a congested division race.
As they've done all season, Griffin and the offense will again have to carry Washington. They could enjoy huge success against an Eagles defense ranked 26th in points allowed.