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Redskins vs. Ravens Live Updates: Score, Stats, Highlights, Analysis

Redskins vs. Ravens Live Updates: Score, Stats, Highlights, Analysis

The Redskins and Ravens renew their rivalry in Week 5 of the 2016 NFL season at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.

The game will be broadcast on CBS at 1:00 p.m. "The "Redskins Kickoff Show" begins at 12:00 p.m. on CSN.

"Ravens Kickoff" also airs at noon, and can be found on CSN+. (Channel Finder)

CSN Mid-Atlantic is providing live updates of the game, with stats, highlights and analysis.

As always, follow along and leave comments below.


Week 5: Redskins vs. Ravens Live Blog


4:14 p.m.: That was the same fourth down play the Ravens ran against the Raiders, and Kamar Aiken was the one walloped. But man, what about the Redskins? A tale of two halves. They looked brutal in the first half, but stabilized the offense in the second half. They got some help too. The Ravens abandoned the run for the most part in the second half and their game plan became very predictable. 

4:12 p.m.: Flacco goes over the middle on fourth down, but Mike Wallace is WALLOPED by the secondary and can't hold on to it. The Redskins will win this thing. 

4:10 p.m.: Third-and-7. Flacco flushed from the pocket. Heaves it to the end zone, looks like some extracurricular activity. To fourth down we go. 

4:06 p.m.: The receiver got one foot down. Incomplete pass. WOW.

4:04 p.m.: The ruling on the field is a TD, but they are going to review this. The drama. Oh my. 


4:02 p.m.: Did Wallace make the catch? The referees review it. Ruling on the previous play stands as called. Ravens keep moving. 

3:58 p.m.: Joe Flacco: savvy veteran. Another dump pass to Mike Wallace. You know what time it is? HIT THE MUSIC!

3:55 p.m.: After the fourth down conversion, Flacco starts dinking and dumping. Two consecutive short passes to fullback Kyle Juszczyk and the Ravens are moving.

3:52 p.m.: The Ravens have to go for it on fourth down. Joe "Footsteps" Flacco scrambles out of the pocket, and somehow finds a seam. The Ravens pick up a huge first down with under two minutes left. 

3:45 p.m.: Redskins and Ravens trade field position. Cousins and Flacco have tried taking shots down field, but neither his been terribly accurate. 

3:33 p.m.: The Ravens offense is officially anemic. Just look at this. Woof.

3:30 p.m.: Chris Baker just demolished one of his coaches. OUCH.

3:23 p.m.: Ravens start the fourth quarter on the ground with Buck Allen. It may eat up some clock, but they're only one TD away from regaining the lead. 

THIRD QUARTER: Redskins 16, Ravens 10

3:21 p.m.: Another HUGE run from Terrance West. Makes two Redskins defenders whiff. The Ravens would be wise to load up on the run and come back with play-action. It worked in the first quarter.

3:17 p.m.: The 11-play, 72-yard drive ends with a Dustin Hopkins field goal. Redskins now lead 16-10. They didn't get a lot of red zone looks, but if they fall short in the end, look back to this drive. Gotta get seven when you can.

3:15 p.m.: That bizarre turn of events seems to have given the Redskins' offense some life. A couple of good runs from Matt Jones gets the Redskins moving, and Cousins threads the needle to Pierre Garcon for a first down.

3:11 p.m.: That play ends up being a 17-yard gain for the Redskins. Bizarre.

3:10 p.m.: Uh oh. Cousins looks down the middle and throws a pick. C.J. Mosely takes it to the house, but fumbles at the goal line. The ball goes into the end zone and is ruled a touchback. The Redskins get the ball. That is weird.

3:08 p.m.: Ravens punter Sam Koch has been on-point today. His punt lands at the ten-yard line and settles at the goal line. 

3:06 p.m.: The Ravens have almost completely abandoned the run game and the Redskins' secondary is keying in on it. This looks like the Ravens' offense that was unable to make big plays in the three previous weeks. Trent Murphy again in on the play. A bit of booing from the M&T Bank Stadium fans.

3:00 p.m.: Finally, a perfect throw from Kirk Cousins. Pierre Garcon finds some room behind Jimmy Smith and finds the end zone. The extra point from Hopkins is good and the Redskins lead 13-10.

2:59 p.m.: Third Redskins sack of the day comes from Trent Murphy, who is having himself a strong start to the season. Ravens forced to punt.

2:50 p.m.: Kirk Cousins goes deep to Pierre garcon, but can't find him. The Ravens continue to make Cousins rush his throws. Another third down coming up. The Redskins are 2-for-6 on third down today. Cousins finds Jordan Reed, but he's a few yards short. 

2:48 p.m.: The third quarter is underway. Aaaaand Steve Smith Sr. is out for the rest of the game. That is less than ideal.


Scoring drives:  

1Q: Gilmore 7 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick): Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:47

— Drive summary: The Ravens moved quickly into Redskins territory, getting a first down on a pass from Joe Flacco to Mike Wallace and then getting a big chunk, 35 yards on a Terrance West run off of the right side of the Washington defense. They then moved to first and goal with another third-down pass to Wallace. On the next play Flacco fired a pass to tight end Crockett Gilmore for the touchdown.

— Ravens 7, Redskins 0 10:13       


1Q: Punt return 85 Crowder (kick failed): Drive: --

— Drive summary: Crowder fielded the 45-yard punt, busted it up the middle, emerged from the crowd, broke a tackle, and took it to the house for the Redskins’ first punt return for a TD since 2008 when Santana Moss did it.

— Ravens 7, Redskins 6 4:52         


2Q: FG Tucker 31: Drive: 12 plays, 71 yards, 4:56

— Drive summary: The Ravens got a couple of flags to get the drive into Redskins territory. One was a seven-yard pass interference on Duke Ihenacho. The next one was big, 31 yards on a questionable pass interference on Will Compton, a flag that converted a third and 10. Terrance West then ran twice for a total of 15 yards. The drive stalled and Tucker came in for the field goal.

— Ravens 10, Redskins 6 14:56    


SECOND QUARTER: Ravens 10, Redskins 6

2:30 p.m.: The first half ends with Ryan Kerrigan sacking Joe Flacco. That's the 50th sack of Kerrigan's career.

2:28 p.m.: Dustin Hopkins attempts a 56-yard field goal with three seconds left. It has the right line, but the wind eats it up. Ravens take over.

2:22 p.m.: Coming up at halftime, head over to CSNMA's Facebook to join Sebastian Salazar and Santana Moss. They will be analyzing the first half and taking your questions. 

2:19 p.m.: The Redskins go for it on fourth-and-1 against the best run defense in the NFL. matt Jones runs up the middle for no gain. Ravens take over. The Redskins have zero identity on offense thus far.

2:15 p.m.: Kirk Cousins doesn't have a lot of time in the pocket to throw, and it has showed. He doesn't look rattled, but he doesn't exactly looked comfortable. Yet another pass on third down results in an incompletion.

2:10 p.m.: Welp.

2:06 p.m.: FAKE FIELD GOAL?!?! Justin Tucker, the best kicker in the NFL, rolls out and looks for Crockett Gillmore near the end zone. Tucker, sadly, is not a QB, and hits Duke Ihenacho in the helmet. Three points woulda been nice there.  

We're wondering the same thing, Rob. The same thing.

2:01 p.m.: Matt Jones fumbles the ball and the Ravens recover. Jones had balls ecurity issues last season, and it continues today. Other than kick/punt returns, the Redskins have looked pretty awful thus far. What do you think? Leave your comments below!

2:00 p.m.: With Josh Norman out, the Ravens are attacking the secondary, which is working, but they've forgotten that the Redskins struggle against the run, and the Ravens have done a solid job on the ground thus far. Ravens' drive ends in a punt. No return for the Redskins, which is a win for the Ravens. 

1:53 p.m.: The Redskins continue to struggle on third down. They are forced to punt after Kirk Cousins takes a sack from Terrell Suggs. That is the fourth sack for Suggs this season.

1:45 p.m.: Will Blackmon makes something out of nothing on the kickoff, returning it for 46 yards. Redskins' special teams doing it's job. 

1:42 p.m.: Ravens start the second quarter and kick a field goal, becuase Justin Tucker is very good at kicking field goals. 10-6 Ravens. 


FIRST QUARTER: Ravens 7, Redskins 6

1:35 p.m.: Breshad Perriman gets past Josh Norman for a slight gain near the goal line and now Norman is down on the field and injured. It looks like he landed really hard on his right arm/wrist/hand. He is in a lot of pain. It looks like he got his arm trapped underneath Perriman. Norman is up and walking arond on the sidelines. In other news, Steve Smith Sr. is headed to the locker room. His right ankle got rolled up on the previous series. 

1:30 p.m.: But the Ravens still lead 7-6. Why? Becuase the wind took Dustin Hopkins' extra point for a ride. 

1:25 p.m.: Crowder found a good hole up the middle, and had to make a defender miss on two different levels. He did exactly that, then put the afterburners on. He's been arguably the best return man in the NFL season.

1:22 p.m.: JAMISON CROWDER IS A SPEEDY MAN. Redskins score on an 85-yard punt return. 

1:10 p.m.: The Redskins gave up 49 yards on the ground and allowed the Ravens to convert on two third downs. This was why.

1:09 p.m.: Ravens move the ball down the field with ease. Way too easy. Flacco goes play-action and finds Crockett Gilmore for the early touchdown. Redskins defense looked to be sleep-walking. 

1:06 p.m.: And on the third play of the game, Terrance West breaks off one of the biggest runs of the Ravens' season. The Redskins missed at least three tackles. Ravens are looking to hammer the run early. That will set up big plays from Flacco, Smith, Wallace and Perriman. 

1:01 p.m.: Redskins win the toss and defer.



12:55 p.m.: Michael Phelps in da house. He's wearing a Ravens jersey. We think he might be a fan. 

12:35 p.m.: Josh Norman is wearing funky pregame socks because "sure, why not?" 

12:25 p.m.: I'm torn here. A Ravens' cheerleader was proposed to by her boyfriend before the game. Fans should never AND I MEAN EVER propose to significant others at stadiums and sporting events. But cheerleaders? I dunno. If you think about it, they're getting engaged at work. Ain't nobody wasnts to get married at work. 

12:15 p.m.: Chick Hernandez and the rest of our Redskins Kickoff crew is ready to go today. They're on the air RIGHT NOW on CSN. 

12:10 p.m. The Redskins are going with the burgundy pants and white tops, which hopefully means the yellow pants are a thing of the past. (#NoMoreYellowPants) As for the Ravens, Joe Flacco is wearing pink shoes for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

11:55 a.m.: Ravens inactives are in ... err ... out: Shareece Wright and Ronnie Stanley are out, which is less than ideal. 

11:50 a.m.: Inactives are out: First, for the Redskins: Breeland is out, which we knew about. Su'a Cravens is inactive too, which is a bummer.

11:30 a.m.:  REMINDER: Remember to set your fantasy lineups. Take a look at our Week 5 fantasy football position by position rankings if you need advice. I forgot to set my lineup last week. I wound up losing by 8pts. I had 16.7pts sitting on the bench.

11:10 a.m.: If you're looking for betting odds, or Against the Spread stats, I cobbled together some words. There's also a good preview of the Redskins vs. Ravens game in there too.

1045 a.m.: What are the five major questions the Ravens need to answer today? Narrowing it down to five was difficult. We know the Ravens are pretty good. But there is still a lot to unpack here.

10:30 a.m.: JP Finlay dropped some pregame knowledge about the matchup. Josh Norman vs. Steve Smith is the matchup everyone is watching for, but the battle between the Redskins front seven and the Ravens offensive line is going to impact the game a lot more.

10:00 a.m. - Welcome to CSN Mid-Atlantic's live coverage of the Week 5 rivalry game between the Redskins and Ravens. You can follow me on Twitter, @TroyMachir. Since it's an I-495 vs. I-695 affair, we've got our entire team in Baltimore four the game. Be sure to follow Redskins Insiders JP FInlay and Rich Tandler, and our CSN Redskins account. Follow our Ravens Insiders Clifton Brown and Bo Smolka,  as well as our CSN Ravens Twitter account.


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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—All-Redskins mock, fast-fading interest in Dez

Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—All-Redskins mock, fast-fading interest in Dez

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 21, five days before the 2018 NFL draft.  

The Redskins week that was

A look at some of the most popular posts and hottest topics of the week on Real Redskins and NBC Sports Washington

Should the Redskins pursue Dez Bryant? This topic was one like a meteor, very hot for a short period of time before it quickly faded out. It started to heat up as soon as the Cowboys cut Dez (about a month too late) and when it was reported that he wanted to play against Dallas twice a year it really picked up steam. But then people started to actually think and figured out that signing Bryant didn’t make much sense for the Redskins. Add to that the reports that the Redskins had no interest and would not look into signing Dez in the future and the Redskins fans quickly lost enthusiasm for the topic.

Seven-round Redskins mock draft—I think that most Redskins fans would be happy with this mock. Well, I’ll say some Redskins fans, most is a pretty strong word in this case. 

Is the draft pool deep enough for the Redskins to trade back? There is plenty of talk about the Redskins trading down in the first round to recoup the third-round pick they gave up in the Alex Smith trade. But they need to be careful. Many consider the draft to be top heavy and they may lose their chance to pick up an impact player if they trade back too far. The question then becomes one of quality vs. quantity. 

Three questions as offseason workouts get underway—There will be plenty more questions that we can ask about this team. But we don’t really know what to ask before the draft, particularly when it comes to the defensive line and running back. One the personnel settle into place we will know what we don’t know. 

Tweet of the week

On Chris Cooley’s thought that the Redskins might try to trade back and get Da’Ron Payne in the draft and the use the assets obtained to move up to get Derrius Guice. 

This is related to the questions about trading back. On paper it looks like a good idea, assuming the Redskins want Payne. We’re pretty sure they would like to have Guice but we haven’t heard as much about the Alabama defensive lineman. 

I had many reply that Guice won’t be there in the second round. It’s possible, perhaps even likely, but you just don’t know. There was zero chance that Jonathan Allen would be there at No. 17 last year, right? 

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter  @TandlerNBCS.


Days until:

—OTAs start (5/22) 31
—Training camp starts (7/26) 96
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 141

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Redskins' schedule "rest disparity" is very fair in 2018

Redskins' schedule "rest disparity" is very fair in 2018

The NFL started taking into account a new factor when putting together its schedule this year. The concept is called rest disparity. It stems from a complaint made by the Giants last year. And, of course, when the Giants have a cold, the NFL sneezes and immediately does whatever it takes to cure the cold. 

Here is how Peter King laid it out this morning on the MMQB:

Last year, I heard the Giants were not pleased with their schedule because they felt they were too often playing teams more rested than they were. In consecutive October weeks, they played teams coming off byes, for instance. The NFL calculated a figure for every team based on the number of combined days of rest for their foes or for the team, calculating, for instance, in those two weeks, the Giants were a minus-14 (minus-seven for each of the foes, Seattle and Denver, coming off byes). In all, by my math, the Giants were a league-worst minus-22 in “rest disparity.”

So the schedule makers worked to minimize the rest disparity this year. According to King, the worst rest disparity in the league this year is minus-11. The Giants are minus-eight. 

The question that Redskins fans will have immediately here is if the Giants’ rest disparity was reduced at the expense of the team in burgundy and gold. The answer that will surprise many is no. 

The Redskins rest disparity in 2018 will be either minus-one or zero. The variance is due to the possibility that their Week 16 game in Tennessee will be flexed to a Saturday game (see details here). If the game stays on Sunday, they will be at minus-one in rest disparity. If it gets moved, they will have had exactly as much rest over the course of the season as did their opponents, in aggregate. 

If you're interested in the nitty-gritty, here is how it breaks down. In eight or nine of their games, they will have had the same amount of rest as their opponents. They play one game coming off of their bye, a Monday night game in New Orleans. The Saints play the previous Sunday, giving Washington a plus-seven in days of rest. That is canceled out when they play the Falcons in Week 9 after Atlanta’s bye. 

Due to their Thanksgiving game, they get three extra days off going into their Week 13 Monday night game in Philadelphia. Two weeks later the Jaguars will have those three extra days of rest when they host the Redskins, having played on Thursday in Week 14.

They lose a day relative to their opponents coming off of those Monday night games against the Saints and Eagles. The Redskins get an extra day prior to visiting the Giants in Week 8 as New York has a Monday night game in Week 7. 

So far, that comes to minus-one in rest disparity. That will remain in place if they play the Titans on Sunday, December 23. If the game is flexed to Saturday, they will gain a day of rest on the Eagles in Week 17, zeroing out the rest disparity for the season. 

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Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter @TandlerNBCS.