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Redskins Earn Third Straight Win, Defeat Ravens 16-10


On a windy afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, the Redskins were able to defeat the Ravens 16-10 to bump their regular season record to 3-2 on the year.

Fourth Quarter: Redskins 16, Ravens 10
After the Ravens gained just four yards on the first three plays of the fourth quarter, the Redskins got the ball back at their own 20-yard line to start their first drive of the final frame.

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Aided by an encroachment call to set up a 1st-and-5, Kirk Cousins would find DeSean Jackson for a 27-yard gain to put the Redskins into Ravens territory. Cousins would then connect with Rashad Ross for an eight-yard gain, but Washington would not gain another first down on the drive before Tress Way came out to punt a ball that would eventually die at the five-yard line.

On three plays, the Redskins defense once again smothered the Raven offense, as they gained just six yards before giving the ball back to Washington.

Getting the ball back at their own 37-yard line, Washington wasn't able to move the needle, as they were forced to punt after a three-and-out. On third down, Spencer Long and Cousins weren't in rhythm, as the young center prematurely snapped the ball. Cousins was able to pick up the ball and throw it to avoid serious damage.

Baltimore once again would gain little traction after starting their 12th drive on their own eight-yard line, as they gained 21 yards on four plays before conceding possession back to Washington.

With less than six minutes left in the game, the Redskins started the ensuing drive at their own 10-yard line, first hitting Jackson for a six-yard gain before Jones gained three yards on 2nd-and-4. Cousins would go back to Jackson on third down to move the chains, as the veteran wide receiver picked up two on 3rd-and-1.

But the Redskins would have to get back into the punt formation, giving the ball to the Ravens with less than three minutes left in the contest.

Moving the chains at the two-minute warning, Baltimore would work the ball down the field going as deep as the 23-yard line. But the Redskins defense would not break, holding them off on 4th-and-8 to get the ball back and secure a victory.

Third Quarter: Redskins 16, Ravens 10
The Redskins got the ball first in the third quarter but managed to gain just 33 yards on seven plays before Tress Way boomed a 61-yard punt.

On the drive, the Redskins used Chris Thompson and Robert Kelley exclusively at running back while Matt Jones was on the sidelines.

The defense was stout on their first appearance of the third quarter, forcing the Ravens into a three-and-out, highlighted by a Trent Murphy and Terence Garvin combo sack.

After a 36-yard punt by the Ravens landed at the 50-yard line, the Redskins took their first lead of the game at the 8:28 mark of the quarter.

On 1st-and-10 from the 50, Kirk Cousins dropped back to find Jamison Crowder for a 23-yard gain before hitting Vernon Davis on the next play for six yards.

Then on 1st-and-10 from the 21-yard line, Cousins – who had nearly perfect footwork – dropped back to find Pierre Garçon for his first touchdown reception of the season.

Dustin Hopkins converted on the extra point attempt to make it a 13-10 game.

The defense would continue to harass the Ravens' offense in the third quarter, yet again forcing a three-and-out that was highlighted by a four-yard loss by Terrance West on first down.

The Ravens pinned the Redskins back to their one-yard line on a 68-yard punt. What came next was one of the wildest players of this NFL season, as Kirk Cousins would throw an interception to C.J. Mosely, only for the linebacker to fumble it into the end zone for a touchback instead of a touchdown. Getting the ball back on the 20-yard line, the Redskins worked the ball down the field but had to settle for a Dustin Hopkins field goal to extend the lead to six.

Second Quarter: Redskins 6, Ravens 10After the Ravens started the first play of the quarter with a delay of game call, Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker nailed a 31-yard field goal.

Will Blackmon tied a career long with a 45-yard kickoff return, which he first set back in 2008, as the offense was given good field position but were unable to counter Tucker's field goal make.

After gaining nine yards on the first three plays of the drive, the Redskins converted on 4th-and-1, as Matt Jones gained three yards behind an offensive line that included Ty Nsekhe. But the Redskins would not gain another first down, as Kirk Cousins would be sacked on for a 10-yard loss on 3rd-and-4 from the 30-yard line to push Washington out of field goal range.

Without Josh Norman on the field, the Ravens tried to attack the Redskins deep on their next drive, but were unable to get the ball deep into Washington territory, as they punted the ball after a six-play drive that went just 34 yards.

On the drive, Ziggy Hood tallied his first sack as a member of the Redskins.

The offense would have the ball for just three plays before the Ravens recovered a Matt Jones fumble at Washington's 15-yard line. After taking the handoff from Cousins, it looked as if Jones never fully secured the ball before it popped out.

The Ravens would not be able to get point off the turnover, though, as the defense (featuring a returning Norman), stopped Baltimore for minus two yards before a fake field goal failed to result in a touchdown.

Tucker tried to roll out for a touchdown pass, but Duke Ihenacho got his hand up and in the way to prevent any sort of score.

Taking the ball back at their own 17-yard line, Washington marched down the field looking to potentially take the lead, but the Redskins couldn't move the chains on 4th-and-1 from the Baltimore 20-yard line after getting deep into Ravens territory on a nine-play drive.

The defense would quickt force a three-and-out before the Redskins got the ball back with 44 seconds remaining in the half and the ball on their own 24-yard line.

Cousins would connect with Reed and Chris Thompson for gains of six and seven yards before Washington called its second timeout of the half.

Cousins and Thompson would link up twice more before the Redskins tried a 56-yard field goal, but the wind thwarted it just before going through the uprights.

First Quarter: Redskins 6, Ravens 7
The Redskins began the afternoon on defense after kicker Dustin Hopkins' opening kickoff went through the back of the end zone for a touchback.

Baltimore began the afternoon by giving running back Terrance West the ball for a four-yard gain before Mike Wallace registered enough yards for a first down on second down.

The Ravens continued to move the ball on the ground, though, as West picked up 35 yards on a 3rd-and-1 play from the Baltimore 45-yard line.

Eventually getting into the red zone, the Ravens would strike for a touchdown on 1st-and-goal from the seven-yard line, as Flacco found tight end Crockett Gilmore for a touchdown.

On the drive, Will Blackmon and Duke Ihenacho were the safeties while Ryan Kerrigan played all nine snaps after playing just eight last week before being removed from the Redskins' victory over the Browns with an elbow injury.

After Blackmon down Justin Tucker's ensuing kickoff in the end zone, the Redskins offense started their first drive of the day from the 25-yard line, where Kirk Cousins and Matt Jones connected for a 12-yard gain.

The Redskins would call on Jones again the next play – a three-yard gain – before a Pierre Garçon six-yard gain set up a 3rd-and-1 play Washington couldn't convert on. Cousins tried to find Jordan Reed on a play action pass, but the quarterback lofted the ball too high in the windy conditions.

Flacco would complete the first play afterTress Way's 25-yard punt, a 15-yard gain, before a no-gain on 1st-and-20 after Preston Smith batted a pass attempt into the air that would be caught by Javorius Allen.

Eventually pinned back into a 3rd-and-21 situation, the Redskins would get the Ravens into punt formation were Jamison Crowder would strike.

Fielding the ball from the Redskins' 15-yard line, Crowder would sprint right through the heart of the Ravens' defense for an 85-yard touchdown return.

It was the longest punt return by the Redskins since Oct. 2008. Dustin Hopkins, however, missed the extra point.

The Ravens drove down deep into Redskins territory just before the end of the quarter. On the last play of the frame, Redskins cornerback Josh Norman went down before waking off under his own power.

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