Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/17/12
CLEVELAND -- The Washington Redskins kept their playoff hopes alive Sunday by scoring 28 points in the second half to beat the Cleveland Browns 38-21 for their fifth straight victory. Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, playing for Robert Griffin III, who was inactive with a knee injury, baffled the Browns with play fakes and rollouts after a shaky start. He threw two touchdown passes to Leonard Hankerson and Albert Morris rushed for two touchdowns to propel the Redskins to an 8-6 record. In November, the Redskins were 3-6 and seemingly out of contention in the NFC East. The loss was a bitter one for the Browns. They rode a three-game winning streak into their final home game of 2012 and had faint playoff hopes, but those were snuffed out on a day when Brandon Weeden threw two critical interceptions. The Browns, 5-9, are living through their fifth straight losing season. They must win in Denver and in Pittsburgh to prevent five straight seasons of double-digit losses. Weeden'...
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