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As you probably know by now, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III suffered a right knee injury during the game. Have a look at the play in which he was injured. Here is the latest news on Griffin's knee injury, which is being called a sprain. Here is more on RG3's MRI exam. Here is what RG3 had to say about the injury after the game.
Who stepped up for the Redskins yesterday and who did not? Find out by reading Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down.
In today's must-read, Dan Daly writes about how the Redskins rose "from the dead with a victory for the ages."
This was one of those “Where do you begin?” games. This was one of those games Washington Redskins fans might be re-living for decades, depending on how the season turns out. When the first names that roll off your tongue after a victory are Kirk Cousins and Richard Crawford, you know you’ve seen something special. And when it happens against the esteemed team just up I-95, the Baltimore Ravens, it only makes it better. ...
Rich Tandler points out that even though the 2-point conversion has been around in the NFL since 1994, the Redskins had never used one successfully to tie a game in the last two minutes of a game. Until yesterday, when Kirk Cousins tied the game at 28 to send it to overtime.
Another strong game for another rookie, TB Alfred Morris:
Alfred Morris had another strong game with 23 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown. It was his third straight game over the 100-yard mark and his sixth of the season. He broke the Redskins record for rushing yards by a rookie last Monday night and he extended it today. The sixth-round pick now has 1228 rushing yards on the season.
However, Morris lost a fumble for the second straight game. And he's not happy about it:
“That’s just unacceptable. I hold myself at a higher standard,” Morris said. “I definitely don’t use it for fuel. I’m just a hard runner. That’s what I am. I’m a workhorse. If anything, fumbling makes me mad and I learned a long time ago I can’t play angry. That’s just not the type of person I am. It only hurts me more.”
The Redskins have won four in a row for the first time since weeks 2-5 of 2008. If they can beat the Browns in Cleveland on Sunday it will be the team's first five-game winning streak since the last five weeks of the 2005 regular season, when Washington went from 5-6 to 10-6 and a wild card berth.
John Keim writes Redskins players are impressed with rookie backup QB Kirk Cousins:
"Cold as ice -- like they used to say about Larry Bird," Redskins receiver Joshua Morgan said of Cousins. "He was like nothing was going on. ... Once he hears the play call, he starts thinking like a mad scientist. [Receivers coach] Ike Hilliard said it best: He's like a human computer."
Rick Snider notices some old fashioned fan excitement over the Redskins these days:
With four straight victories and three mediocre opponents remaining, fans are remembering 1982 to 1991, when the team seemed to own the late-season stretch.