Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens: Live Score and Analysis

Marcel DavisCorrespondent IAugust 23, 2014

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 09:  Quarterback Robert Griffin III
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In their "dress rehearsal" for the regular season, the Washington Redskins lost 23-17 to the Baltimore Ravens.

On sloppy field conditions, Robert Griffin III put on a performance that will easily fuel his doubters.

Playing the entire first half and the first possession of the third quarter, Griffin mustered only 23 yards of total offense. Completing just five of his eight passes, Griffin also threw an interception and recovered a fumbled snap.

Dominant on defense again, Washington's first-team unit was hung out to dry by an inefficient offense. The Redskins' defense was on the field for 37 plays in the first half, surrendering just 179 total yards. 

In contrast, Washington just had 40 yards of total offense.

On the game, the Redskins were outgained 300 to 208 in total yards, a total that was only that close because of Kirk Cousins' 122 passing yards.

With its eight-game preseason winning streak snapped, the focus now shifts to the regular season.

While a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers remains, typically, starters don't see the field much in the final game of the preseason slate.

With that said, if Washington is to make any noise in an wide-open NFC East, its offense, namely Griffin, will have to match the performance of an improved defense.