Redskins Rally Past Stunned Ravens, 31-28

The Washington Redskins continued their improbable resurgence with a late game rally to beat the Baltimore Ravens 31-28 to improve to 7-6 with three games remaining in the regular season.

Things are just falling their way and it’s a great sight to see. What else can you say after watching rookie QB Kirk Cousins step in for the injured RG3 and lead the Redskins to this huge win?

When Griffin went down with his knee injury and the Redskins trailing by eight points, it looked like the team’s recent run of success and the dynamic rookie’s season were possibly coming to an end. But somehow this group found a way to rally with the face of the franchise sitting injured on the sideline.

Cousins came in and completed two huge passes and then scampered up the middle on a designed draw play to convert the game tying two-point conversion. That was very impressive no matter who the opponent was, but coming against the battle tested Ravens makes it even sweeter in my opinion.

Another player that’s been as key as any to this Redskins resurgence is young kicker Kai Forbath. This kid has been nothing but money since the team brought him on board by making all 14 field goal attempts with nine coming from 40+ yards, that’s clutch!

There’s still a lot of football left to be played, but I think this Redskins team is more than ready for the challenge. The MRI on RG3′s knee came back showing no major damage and the team’s listing him as day-to-day.

That game tying drive almost didn’t happen with the Ravens forcing and recovering a fumble on the kickoff, but it was overturned on replay. It was a very close call that went the ‘Skins way. Then look at RG3′s fumble in last week’s win over the Giants that was picked up by Josh Morgan and turned into a Redskins TD. Things are falling into place for this team after years of breaks bouncing the other way!

I think the way the Redskins rallied without RG3 being on the field is huge for the overall confidence of the team. Don’t get me wrong because they need to have him on the field in order to have the best chance to win each week, but getting it done without him is huge in my opinion.

 

 

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