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.

A bright spot for the Redskins is the offensive line

Coach Bill Callahan has formed the unit into one of the best in the NFL

Joe Barry must prove he should remain Redskins defensive coordinator

Washington’s defense sits in the bottom tier of the NFL in many categories, and while personnel is a factor the man leading it also bears responsibility.

‘I don’t know how I got through it': How to survive an NFL benching

What's the other side of a feel-good NFL story? Shame and embarrassment, and the Redskins' Matt Jones is dealing with both.

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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