Ravens vs Redskins: Baltimore's Biggest Winners and Losers from Week 14

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Ravens vs Redskins: Baltimore's Biggest Winners and Losers from Week 14
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The Baltimore Ravens have lost in overtime to the Washington Redskins, 31-28. This devastating loss now puts the Ravens on a two-game losing streak and sets up serious doubts for how this team will perform in the season's closing stretch. 

Surprisingly, though, it wasn't phenomenon Robert Griffin III who won the game for Washington. Instead fellow rookie Kirk Cousins was behind center, and he threw the late touchdown before running in the game-tying two-point conversion.

This touchdown occurred on an 85-yard drive where the Ravens defense squandered multiple opportunities to stop the Redskins offense. Although the defense sacked Griffin three times and recovered two fumbles, it still looked completely powerless against the Redskins both at the game's beginning and the game's end.

The defense does not deserve all the blame, though. The offensive production was very sporadic, and it was ultimately unable to do anything during its one possession in overtime. The special teams contributed too with its awful coverage on a punt return in overtime.

Thankfully for the Ravens, both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers lost today. This means that the Ravens have essentially not lost any ground in the division hunt.

Where they did lose ground, though, is in the hunt for a first-round bye where both Denver and New England have better records than them. Next week's game against the Broncos is now absolutely a must-win for the Ravens to have any sort of first-round bye aspirations. 

As the Ravens begin their preparations for this huge game and try to move on from the loss, let's take a look at the winners and losers from today's game.

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