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Halftime Report: Ravens trail Redskins 13-14

The starting offense and defense performed well, but the Ravens trail at the end of the first half.

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The day is over for the starters, and while they performed well, the Ravens are trailing the Redskins at the half.

Joe Flacco and the offense recovered from the Philadelphia debacle, as Flacco was 8 of 13 for 113 yards and one touchdown pass to Steve Smith. The offensive line kept Joe Flacco safe in the pocket, despite missing both starters on the left side. Steve Smith led the starters with four receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown, before being ejected after a fight with Redskins corner Chris Culliver. Joe Flacco threw what appeared to be a 33 yard touchdown to Crockett Gillmore, but a pass interference penalty from Kamar Aiken nullified the play.

The Ravens defensive starters would have a nice performance, as the first three Redskins possessions ended with an interception, a turnover on downs, and a punt. The defensive starters would only surrender a score after Jamison Crowder had a lucky grab off of a pass that Terrell Suggs deflected.

The Ravens went three and out with Matt Schaub after Joe Flacco went in for the night and the defensive reserves immediately surrendered a touchdown run. Asa Jackson might have just helped himself tonight, as he returned the Redskins kickoff 103 yards. Unfortunately, Javorius Allen fumbled the ball on fourth and one, and due to NFL rules, Marlon Brown's fumble recovery resulted in the Redskins taking over instead of a Ravens touchdown.

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