Coming off its best performance of the season, the New York Giants' defense may also get a boost for its showdown against rookie sensation Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins.

Giants' DT Chris Canty (Chris McGrath, Getty Images)

Veteran defensive tackle Chris Canty appears ready to return to the lineup Sunday after spending all season on the physically unable perform list while coming back from post-Super Bowl knee surgery.

The timing could not be better with the Giants (4-2) preparing for the dynamic young quarterback who was the No. 2 pick in the draft.

The lightning quick Griffin has transformed the Redskins (3-3) into the NFL's second-best rushing team, averaging 166 yards while leading the league in rushing touchdowns (11). Just last week, he ran for 138 yards and two scores in a 38-26 win over Minnesota.

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