LOCAL NEWS: Browns And Redskins Game On Sunday Has Meaning

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Jeff Faine

For the first time in a long time Browns fans have had something to smile about: an actual winning streak.

The orange helmets will carry a three-game winning streak into Sunday’s game against the red-hot Washington Redskins.

The Browns are after their first four-game winning streak since the end of the 2009 season. The Redskins, who have won four-straight games, are trying to stretch it to five in a row for the first time since 2007. The Redskins are still in the hunt for a division title and can’t afford any slip ups in the final three weeks.

Let’s put the playoff talk aside for just a minute. Sunday’s game is about winning, the chance for the Browns to show that this young team is finally putting things together and that they have potential for the future.

Trent Richardson has not played at full strength all season. He has gutted out a rib injury that would have ended most players’ season a long time ago. Robert Griffin III is playing with a sprained ACL. The Redskins best chance to win Sunday is with RG3 running the show.

The weather forecast calls for rain and what could be a very slick grass field. Not the most ideal conditions for a game that means so much to both sides. If the Browns can run the football with any style of success and the slick conditions dictate how much RG3 can move around, advantage Browns.

The Redskins can run the ball as well with rookie Alfred Morris, who is ironically a childhood friend of Richardson from Florida. Morris is currently fourth in the league with 1,228 yards rushing. Richardson enters Sunday’s game one touchdown away from setting the rookie club record he currently shares with the great Jim Brown.

Let’s make no mistake, Robert Griffin III is the X-factor

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