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The pressure is on, even if Griffin said he doesn’t feel it going into Sunday.

“I do know there is a sense of urgency,” Griffin said. “Guys just know it, ‘Hey we’ve got to go out and get a win.’Of course everyone wants to go on a bye week to get away and rest your mind and get ready to go back for the second part of the season. But for us right now the biggest thing is making sure we come out with a win on Sunday so that when we do go on our bye week we can relax and get ready for the last stretch.”

Perhaps the bye week has little to do with the importance of this game, other than the psychological impact with some extra time off. Regardless of that, the Redskins need something after two straight losses.

A sense of desperation is at hand.

“It may be there, but I don’t know if we feel desperate,” Chester said. “I don’t know if this locker room or people in here feel desperate.”