Washington missed out on a chance to take a big step forward in the NFC playoff picture.

The Washington Redskins attempt to get back on the winning track when they face the Arizona Cardinals at 4:25 p.m. on FOX.

Here are a few, among the many stories, behind the Redskins’ causes.

Trent Williams, quiet as his reputation went through the wringer, is eager to play again

Redskins’ star tackle, unable to explain his suspension, regrets what he’s done to his stature.

Trent Williams returns from suspension for crucial game against the Eagles

Redskins left tackle won’t discuss details of the violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Mark Brunell says the Redskins will (probably) kick themselves if they let Kirk Cousins walk

Yet another ex Redskins quarterback says the team must keep Kirk Cousins, despite the hefty price tag.

Phillips started the season as the team's top nickelback, but was supplanted by Kendall Fuller.

Growing up in the Phoenix area, Trent Murphy dreamed of playing at University of Phoenix Stadium as a professional.

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden hopeful that with another week of rest, tight end Jordan Reed (separated shoulder) can return for Week 14 game at Philadelphia

Arizona's stout defense, versatile second-year back among the Redskins challenges Sunday

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden looking for disruptive pass rush to limit Cardinals QB Carson Palmer, WR Larry Fitzgerald

With veteran tight end Vernon Davis on the roster, the Redskins head coach says he is not appreciably altering the game plan either way.

Washington has used multiple methods of limiting a receiving running back this season, with mostly good success.

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