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Redskins Turn Their Attention To The Ravens


With Sunday's game against the Browns in the books, the Redskins now turn their focus onto the Ravens and a road matchup right down the street from FedExField.

While the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens have become common preseason opponents over the years, their Week 5 matchup at M&T Stadium will mark the first time they've shared a field in the regular season since 2012.

The best of the Redskins-Ravens Week 14 game on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at FedExField in Landover, Md.

On Dec. 9, 2012, the two teams battled into overtime after quarterback Kirk Cousins – coming into the game in relief of an injured Robert Griffin III – threw a late fourth quarter touchdown pass to Pierre Garçon before he ran it in for a game-tying two-point conversion.

The Redskins would then force the Ravens into a three-and-out on the first drive of overtime before a 64-yard punt return by Richard Crawford set up a game-winning field goal.

Baltimore enters today's matchup with Washington with a 3-1 record. During the first three weeks of the season, the Ravens were able to get past the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars before falling to the Oakland Raiders 28-27 in Week 4 action.

Quarterbacking the Ravens once again is 2008 first-round pick Joe Flacco, who has successfully recovered from a torn ACL and MCL suffered last November. For his career, the University of Delaware product has thrown for more than 29,000 yards and passed for 166 touchdowns.

Behind Flacco at the running back position are Terence West and Justin Forsett, who re-signed with the Ravens shortly after his release in Baltimore's initial cutdown to 53 players.

At wide receiver, Baltimore is led by five-time Pro Bowler Steve Smith Sr. – who has come back from a 2015 torn Achilles during what was originally scheduled to be his last season – along with the speedy Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman.

Defensively through the first three weeks of the season, the Ravens were led in tackles by undrafted linebacker Zach Orr.

Orr is the son of former Redskins tight end Terry Orr, who played for Washington from 1986-93, producing 939 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in 105 games.

Terrell Suggs and Timmy Jernigan lead a pass rush that has been productive this season, collecting nine sacks.

At kicker, of course, is the productive Justin Tucker, who was able to come to a long-term agreement with the Ravens earlier this summer.

Tucker has made nearly 90 percent of his field goal attempts since entering the NFL in 2012.

Sunday will mark the sixth time the two teams have faced off since the Ravens' franchise moved to Baltimore and the first time since Dec. 7, 2008.

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