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Bowen Expects to Play Through Knee Injury


Defensive end Stephen Bowen is optimistic he'll be available to play this Sunday when the Redskins face the New York Jets this Sunday at FedExField.

Bowen suffered a partial PCL tear in his knee during last week's game vs. Seattle.

"A lot of people play without them, it's not something that really requires surgery so it's just about getting the soreness out and taking it day by day," Bowen said. "A lot of the pain has gone away. It hurt a lot the last two days, but today I feel pretty good but we are just going to see how it goes."

He added: "The way it's going right now the way it feels I'm planning on playing Sunday."

Through Week 12 of the NFL season, Bowen has posted 29 tackles and five sacks.

The Redskins' defense leads the NFC in sacks and that is something Bowen takes pride in.

"With our front seven, we know we have what it takes, we know we have a lot of talent" Bowen said. "We know that we can make the job easier for the guys on the back end, so any way that we can do that we are going to do it."

After getting a much needed win to end their six-game losing streak, the team is now looking towards putting together a win streak.

"It feels good man, finally moving in the right direction and everybody is just hungry and just wants to get another win," Bowen said.

In between the Redskins and the start of a win streak is quarterback Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets.

"When he's hot he's hot and sometimes he gets in a funk but we can't prepare for him to be in a funk at all," Bowen said. "He's coming here to win a game."

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