RG3 Hurt But Redskins Still Beat Ravens

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The Washington Redskins’ post-bye-week surge and quest for the playoffs continued another week, but this time with even more dramatic flair, as the team survived the loss of star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and pulled off a last-second comeback to beat the Baltimore Ravens, 31-28, Sunday.

With Griffin on the sideline nursing what appeared to be a hyper-extended right knee, backup Kirk Cousins led the Redskins on the game-tying drive, throwing a touchdown pass to receiver Pierre Garcon, then rushing for a two-point conversion. Rookie Richard Crawford then ripped off a huge overtime punt return, and first-year kicker Kai Forbath nailed a 34-yard field goal to lift their team.

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