In Relief Of Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins Leads Redskins To 31-28 Overtime Victory Over Ravens

You come at the king, you best not miss.

Even without Robert Griffin III, the Washington Redskins erased a late eight-point deficit to defeat the Baltimore Ravens 31-28 for their fourth consecutive victory in a highly-contested game that truly came down to "The Wire."

Griffin suffered a right knee sprain late in the fourth quarter when Haloti Ngata made contact with his leg as he was scrambling. Griffin returned to the game after being replaced by Kirk Cousins for one play, but was ultimately helped off the field after four more plays. He will undergo an MRI Sunday evening

In relief, Cousins cut the Ravens' lead to 28-26 on an 11-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon, then tied it at 28-28 when he kept the ball and rushed into the end zone for the two-point conversion.

In overtime, the Redskins' defense forced the Ravens to punt, which Richard Crawford returned 64 yards to the Baltimore 24-yard line. On third down, Kai Forbath nailed a 34-yard field goal to win the game and lift Washington to 7-6 on the season. This is the latest that the Redskins have been over .500 in a season since Week 16 of 2008.

With their sights set on winning the NFC East division, the Redskins head to Cleveland next Sunday to face the Browns.

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