NFL: Robert Griffin III injured as Washington Redskins beat Baltimore Ravens in overtime

Last Updated: 10/12/12 2:44pm

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Pierre Garcon: Redskins receiver hauled in a late touchdown catch

Pierre Garcon: Redskins receiver hauled in a late touchdown catch

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Washington Redskins overcame an injury to Robert Griffin III to beat the Baltimore Ravens 31-28 in overtime and extend their winning streak to four games.

With the Redskins trailing 28-20 with just under five minutes remaining, Griffin sprained his right knee on 13-yard scramble. He left for one play, returned for four, but then was no longer able to continue.

Kirk Cousins, like Griffin a rookie, entered the fray for his second taste of NFL action and promptly found Pierre Garcon for a touchdown on an 11-yard pass.

Cousins then took the ball into the end zone himself on the quarterback option for the two-point conversion to level at 28-28.

Baltimore had first possession in overtime but were forced to punt and Richard Crawford returned it all the way to the Ravens' 24-yard line.

And Redskins kicker Kai Forbath made no mistake with a 34-yard field goal to complete the comeback.

The Ravens, who suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time since 2009, led 21-14 at half-time after quarterback Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes - two to Anquan Boldin and one to Dennis Pitta.

Alfred Morris had a big day on the ground for the Redskins, finishing with 122 yards on 22 carries, including a first-quarter touchdown.

Forbath kicked a pair of third-quarter field goals before Ravens rusher Ray Rice scored from seven yards out on the ground with just over 10 minutes to play.

Washington improve to 7-6, tied with Dallas for second place behind the 7-5 Giants in the NFC East, while Baltimore drop to 9-4 but remain in control of the AFC North as second-placed Pittsburgh lost to San Diego.

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