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Redskins Defeat Ravens in Preseason, 31-13

Washington comes out on top in a busy preseason game with picks, ejections, and more.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

1 2 3 4 Final
Washington 0 14 14 3 31
Baltimore 10 3 0 0 13

For the first time this preseason, the Redskins both won and escaped the game without any serious injuries.  (WR Evan Spencer did leave the game with a concussion and was ruled out for the rest of the game.)  The first half was off to a slow start, but things picked up quickly with a Keenan Robinson body slam tackle that led to an on the field scuffle, Steve Smith Sr. and Chris Culliver's ejections, and Harbaugh's rush across the field to argue with Gruden.

The first team offense racked up 14 first downs and 217 yards (27 rushing, 190 passing), and Kirk Cousins went 20/27, bouncing back from an interception to end with 1 touchdown to Jamison Crowder and a nice two minute drill.  In the first half, the defense held the Ravens to 7 first downs and 167 yards, and they made a goal line stand, complete with a forced fumble by Chris Baker, at the end of the half to save the special teams fiasco of a kick off return to the 2 yard line.

Preston Smith looked especially strong, getting pressure on the quarterback twice and being credited with a sack.  In the second half, Matt Jones impressed with his powerful running again (ending the night with 57 yards on 7 carries), and Colt McCoy went 10/12 for 95 yards and 2 touchdowns, both to Rashad Ross.

Defensively, the Redskins tallied two more interceptions against Matt Schaub and Bryn Renner.  Lastly, the special teams unit ended the scoring for the night with a field goal and managed to avoid any major additional problems.