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Redskins take down Ravens in overtime, 31-28

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Two weeks ago, the Ravens didn’t look like a 9-2 team.  They now look a lot like a 9-4 team.

The Redskins defeated the Ravens in overtime, 31-28.

The win came after a knee injury to quarterback Robert Griffin III opened the door for rookie Kirk Cousins to lead the Redskins to a game-tying touchdown and two-point conversion.

The Ravens got the ball to start overtime, but the Redskins forced a three-and-out.  Rookie Richard Crawford returned the punt 64 yards, foolishly trying to make a move on punter Sam Koch in lieu of continuing to run.  Three plays later, kicker Kai Forbath made his third field goal of the day, a 34-yarder to secure the win.

The Redskins are now 7-6, tied with the Vikings, Cowboys, and Buccaneers in the NFC wild-card chase.  Washington and Dallas are also one-half game behind the Giants at the top of the NFC East.

The Ravens remain atop the AFC North by two games, given that both the Bengals and Steelers lost on Sunday.

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29 Responses to “Redskins take down Ravens in overtime, 31-28”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 9, 2012 4:31 PM

    Divine intervention. If ever you all wanted proof that God is indeed on the Redskins side, look no further than this game. He transfered RGIII’s spirit into Kirk Cousins, He transferred the spirit of Mike Nelms into Richard Crawford and the Redskins win again. Robert Griffin will be fine. For all you haters who want the Redskins to fail, this win is for you. The Redskins will be fine. Another day, another win for this franchise. The best professional football team in Maryland has prevailed yet again. See you all in the playoffs.

  2. jakec4 says: Dec 9, 2012 4:36 PM

    Flacco is going to take the bulk of the heat I’m sure, but that Ravens defense is horrible.

  3. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Dec 9, 2012 4:37 PM

    To paraphrase what Darin Gantt said re: the Steelers after they lost to the Chargers, the Ravens looked like a team no one would be scared of down the stretch. A loss last week to the 3rd string Steeler QB on the Raven’s home field no less and now a loss to the Skins. BTW, the Steelers beat the Skins handily when they played.

  4. egomaniac247 says: Dec 9, 2012 4:39 PM

    Would love to see Shanahan bring up all the ESPN talking heads who tried to make a controversy of drafting Cousins.

  5. mccourty1sland says: Dec 9, 2012 4:42 PM

    Pats need to beat the texans now to cause some good separation. If we can win out year(extremely tough but possible) Brady could be on his way to his 6th big dance.

  6. camcameronsucks says: Dec 9, 2012 4:44 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Dec 9, 2012 4:31 PM
    Divine intervention. If ever you all wanted proof that God is indeed on the Redskins side, look no further than this game. He transfered RGIII’s spirit into Kirk Cousins, He transferred the spirit of Mike Nelms into Richard Crawford and the Redskins win again. Robert Griffin will be fine. For all you haters who want the Redskins to fail, this win is for you. The Redskins will be fine. Another day, another win for this franchise. The best professional football team in Maryland has prevailed yet again. See you all in the playoffs.

    Congratulations on finally becoming somewhat relevant again.

    Oh and if “God” was on your side wouldn’t he have lifted RG3 up over the Ravens defense and spirit-walked into the endzone? Or at least you know just not let him get hurt in the first place.

  7. melikefootball says: Dec 9, 2012 4:44 PM

    Congrats Washington, we blew another lead and a chance to make play offs, with both the Steelers and Bungals losing. I do not get our coaching staff one bit.

  8. commonsensedude says: Dec 9, 2012 4:45 PM

    Great win by the skins. Much respect to our neighbors to the north for a hard-fought game. Rooting for a Redskins vs. Ravens SuperBowl.

  9. husky2score says: Dec 9, 2012 4:46 PM

    Ravens got screwed over.

    On the punt return, there should have been a block in the back penalty at the 35 yard line.

    Think I’m making excuses? Go look at the replay.

    You can see the Raven players’ shoulder, so no, he did not get hit in the shoulder, he got hit in the back.

  10. blackqbwhiterb says: Dec 9, 2012 4:48 PM

    If Kirk Cousins got all the reps in practice, he could be the next great qb…. With RG3 getting all the reps in practice, you’re seeing the next great qb…. If the Redskins get a safety (or two), and a corner ( or two), they can compete next year deep into the playoffs, maybe for a trip to the Big One….do not doubt me…

  11. ratbirdking says: Dec 9, 2012 4:55 PM

    I am the biggest Flacco hater there is. So much so, that my father won’t even let me mention his name during our phone call after the games. However, today it was not Flacco. He looked great in the first half.

    The Defense at this point is almost all rookies and benchwarmers. When McClain went down, Kruger was our ONLY starting linebacker playing.

    As bad as Cam is, you cant fault the deckhand, it’s on the Captain of the ship. Harbaugh has allowed his playcalling to go throughout the season, entirely unchanged. The only thing that has changed is almost eradication of the hurryup/no huddle that Flacco thrives in.

    Harbaugh wins the award for biggest Craven this week.

  12. karlton3 says: Dec 9, 2012 4:56 PM

    All of us who take the position that the success the Redskins have had is more a product of the coaching than the players would like to thank Cousins for his contributions to our position.

  13. yyyass says: Dec 9, 2012 4:59 PM

    The Ravens DC is witless and Flacco is gutless. He looked terrified in the overtime possession and completely lost his head instead of having any hope of making a play – as usual. He’s clueless in the pocket and wilts under pressure. Outplayed by a backup again.

  14. blackqbwhiterb says: Dec 9, 2012 5:07 PM

    Im the biggest Redskins fan going… But if i was Cam Cameron (or Kevin Gilbride last week), i would just keep throwing, our pass defense is awful…. Yet they get fooled by Jim Haslett into running, and we grind out these wins…i’ll take it!!

  15. heydiddlediddlerayriceupthemiddle says: Dec 9, 2012 5:08 PM

    Of course our D is terrible – when McClain went out we were down to a rookie 6th round draft pick at ILB. I think they held up pretty well considering how much they were getting sliced in the first quarter.

    Ray Lewis is going to be back next week and hopefully we can shore up our line backing crew and get at least some momentum going on that side of the ball next week at home. We still have a two game lead in the division, the sky is not falling.

    But seriously, we need to fire Cam Cameron.

  16. yankeepunk3000 says: Dec 9, 2012 5:12 PM

    I’m rooting for the skins… they have an easier schrfuall left so they can deff..win 3 more…get it done redskind and hope The III comes back healthy that guy is rookie of the year

  17. ravensnosncaps says: Dec 9, 2012 5:18 PM

    Congrats to the skins they played harder and deserved the win. Defense sucks and cam needs to go.

  18. rg3isvictory says: Dec 9, 2012 5:19 PM

    The Skins won a very good game and then Ravens didn’t lose any position in the playoff hunt! Good game for all except RG3 considering!

  19. iceburgskin202 says: Dec 9, 2012 5:23 PM

    Big win hope RG3 is Ok Ravens have vicious 1-2 punch at RB should help in playoffs hope to keep up this win streak next week!!! HTTR

  20. 8man says: Dec 9, 2012 5:40 PM

    I was in a bar in Middle River, about 15 miles north of the Baltimore city limit, with Ravens fans cheering RGIII’s injury and jeering him as he was helped off.

    That sort of behavior always bites you in the ass.

  21. deathonwings410 says: Dec 9, 2012 5:44 PM

    Flacco blew this game with the horrible interception in the red zone. He could’ve put this thing away halfway through the third quarter. No way they give this guy 100 million and drive this franchise over a clift for the next decade.

  22. timbuttrum says: Dec 9, 2012 5:56 PM

    “The Defense at this point is almost all rookies and benchwarmers. When McClain went down, Kruger was our ONLY starting linebacker playing.”

    Stop crying. The Skins were out 4 starters on Defense and their nickel corner. Oh yeah, our starting TE and LT were also out as well as having to start a “rookie qb, rb, and k”.

  23. skins23 says: Dec 9, 2012 6:16 PM

    Colts fans still think Luck is better? RG3 plays another good game against a SB contender and Luck puts up another stinker against a terrible team.

  24. tonyarnold2 says: Dec 9, 2012 6:42 PM

    Great, hard fought game even though we lost. Major respect to Redskins fans for (mostly) being very gracious winners.

    While I’m sure people will find a way to blame Flacco, he played great, with 3 touchdowns in the first half alone. The interception was a freak play and was not his fault.

    While David Reed probably had the fumble recovered inbounds, the Ravens needed to drive in overtime and they didn’t. The defense needs work and the no-huddle needs more attention. We were unstoppable when we were in it and dismal out of it.

  25. beauregard says: Dec 9, 2012 6:54 PM

    The Patriots will lose to the Texans tomorrow night.
    This will firmly entrench Denver as the No.2 Seed.
    Go Broncos! Thank you Redskins!

  26. reed20fence says: Dec 9, 2012 7:13 PM

    Congrats to the Skins on a hard fought game. They managed to stick around long enough for the Ravens to eff it up as (what is becoming) usual.

    Some thoughts, while I’m definitely no fan of Cam, Cam isnt the one who gave up Joe Flacco’s signature strip sack. And Cam wasn’t the one who, while in the opponents red zone on a third down, threw the ball right in the middle of the Skins’ lineman instead of taking a sack, settling for the FG, and sealing the game. Joe admitted in the post game that he screwed up royally.

    While many in Raven Nation will feel down that we lost this totally winnable game to what most of us consider our reliably irrelevant cousins to the south, we should note some things:

    We’re missing a future Hall of Fame MLB, our pro-bowl calibre CB, our leading tackler 2nd string MLB, our starting nickleback (1st round pick) from last year, last year’s Defensive Player of the Year, and much of their supporting cast.

    Sitting upon a one game lead in the AFC North this late in the season is a miracle and we just lost in OT to one of the most explosive offenses in the league.

    It’s not the end of the world, and many of those guys will be back for the playoffs.

  27. sc5000 says: Dec 10, 2012 1:58 AM

    husky2score wrote:

    On the punt return, there should have been a block in the back penalty at the 35 yard line.

    ___________________________________

    Right, but their wasn’t blocking in the back on 4th and 29 at the Chargers at all.

  28. rickc402 says: Dec 10, 2012 2:16 AM

    What’s with Ravens fans complaining about all the injuries to their defense, I suppose the Washington defense was at full strength…oh wait, Orakpo, Carraker, Meriweather on IR and Flecther and Hall playing on bad ankles. Everybody is beat up at this Point.

  29. sundog05 says: Dec 10, 2012 2:30 AM

    They are 7-6 no?

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