Team doctors have cleared Robert Griffin III to play as the Washington Redskins face the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday at Lincoln Financial Stadium.
Washington is currently atop the NFC East, and can pad their lead with a win over underperforming 4-10 Eagles.
Griffin missed last week’s 38-21 win over the Cleveland Browns with sprained knee, but rookie back-up Kirk Cousins throwing for 329 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Running back Alfred Morris chipped in 87 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries, as the Redskins outscored the Browns 28-7 in the second half.
Despite Cousins' performance, there was no doubt Griffin would return as the starter. His passer rating of 104.2 is just a tenth of a point behind league-leader Aaron Rodgers.
Philadelphia didn't fare as well last week, losing four fumbles in their 34-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Rookie quarterback Nick Foles went 16-for-33 for 180 yards, one touchdown and one pick, while running back Bryce Brown rushed for 34 yards.
Foles was named starter for the rest of the season, as Philadelphia chose to sit Michael Vick.
According to reports, Philadelphia will likely release Vick, and he was linked to the New York Jets earlier this week.
The game begins at 1 p.m. EDT and will be shown by FOX, or watch a live stream online by purchasing NFL Sunday Ticket Max.
Betting Odds: Washington is favored by 4.5 points
Over/Under: 44.5 points
Prediction: Griffin should return to form and put any questions about his health to rest. The Eagles may score early against Washington's inconsistent secondary, but the Redskins will respond in the second half for the win.
Predicted Score: Washington 30, Philadelphia 20