Game 5: Skins @ Baltimore

When: Sunday October 9 @ 1 PM
Where: M & T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
Weather: Partly Cloudy 64 with 0% chance of rain
Radio: SportsTalk 980
TV: FOX5 Sam Rosen, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (Field reporter)
Line: BAL -3.5 (O/U 45.5 points)

The Ravens and Redskins meet for the sixth time, Sunday afternoon in Baltimore. Washington won the first two meetings of the series, but have dropped two of the last three contests. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is 1-1 career vs. the Skins, while Sunday is Jay Gruden’s first encounter with the Ravens as a head coach.

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Those in the Mid-Atlantic (yellow on map) will get the Skins @ Ravens at 1 PM on FOX, with three other regional games. CBS has doubleheader duties on Sunday, DC Metro and most of both coasts will be watching the Jets @ Pittsburgh @ 1 PM, with most of the country (including us) picking up Cincinnati @ Dallas @ 4 PM.

PRIME TIME
Thursday Night Arizona @ San Francisco (CBS)
Sunday Night NY Giants @ Green Bay (NBC)
Monday Night Tampa Bay @ Carolina (ESPN)

GAME 5 OPPONENT

The Baltimore Ravens enter Week 5 with a 3-1 record in 2016. Last season, the Ravens compiled a 5-11 record and finished third in the AFC North. This season is the team’s eighth under Head Coach John Harbaugh.

Quarterback Joe Flacco is in his ninth season with the Ravens. Last season, he was limited by injury to 10 games but completed 266-of-413 pass attempts for 2,791 yards and 14 touchdowns. This season, Flacco has completed 108-of-170 attempts for 1,072 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions.

Running backs Terrance West and Justin Forsett have combined for 85 of the Ravens’ 102 rushing attempts this season. West leads the team with 54 carries for 232 yards with one rushing touchdown, while Forsett has added 98 yards on 31 carries. Flacco has posted a team-high two rushing touchdowns.

The Ravens have had three receivers post at least 200 receiving yards in the first three weeks. Veteran Steve Smith Sr. leads the Ravens in both receptions (24) and receiving yards (281) and has added one receiving touchdown. Tight end Dennis Pitta has contribtued 21 receptions for 200 yards and wide receiver Mike Wallace has recorded a team-high three receiving touchdowns among his 14 receptions for 210 yards.

Linebacker Zach Orr is the team’s leading tackler through four weeks, contributing 32 tackles (23 solo) in addition to an interception. Terrell Suggs and Timmy Jernigan are tied for the team lead with three sacks apiece. Linebacker C.J. Mosley leads the Ravens with two interceptions this season.

Kicker Justin Tucker is 11-for-11 on field goal attempts this season after converting 33-of-40 attempts a year ago. Punter Sam Koch has averaged 47.4 yards per punt on 18 punts in 2016.

The Ravens signed return specialist Devin Hester, the NFL’s alltime leader in return touchdowns, prior to Week 1 this season. Hester has returned eight kickoffs for an average of 30.0 yards and seven punts for an average of 8.1 yards.

WEEK 4

COACHES CORNER

GAME NOTES

REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 3 TDs in Week 4. Has 300+ pass yards in 5 of past 8. Has 300+ pass yards in 2 of past 3 vs. AFC…RB MATT JONES rushed for 117 yards & TD vs. Cle. RB CHRIS THOMPSON had TD catch last week…WR PIERRE GARÇON had 5 receptions for 83 yards & TD in last meeting. WR DE SEAN JACKSON had 7 receptions for 114 yards in last meeting (9/16/12 with Phi). Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 vs. AFC. Has 29 career TDs of 40+ yards, most among active players. TE JORDAN REED had 9 receptions for 73 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 207 career catches & reached 200 receptions in his 38th game, fastest TE in NFL history to reach mark…LB WILL COMPTON led team with 11 tackles & had FF last week. LB TRENT MURPHY aims for 4th in row with sack. CB JOSH NORMAN had INT in Week 4, 1st with Was…RAVENS: QB JOE FLACCO passed for 3 TDs & 121.4 rating in last meeting. Has won 7 of past 9 starts vs. NFC. Had pass TD & rush TD last week, his 9th career game with pass TD & rush TD…RB TERRANCE WEST rushed for career-high 113 yards & TD last week, 2nd career 100-yard game…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. has 10 catches for 184 yards (92 per game) & TD in past 2 meetings. Had 8 catches for 111 yards & TD (52 yards) last week. Ranks 9th in NFL history with 14,213 rec. yards. Needs 15 catches to reach 1,000 in career. Smith & HOFer TIM BROWN are only 2 in NFL history with 900+ catches & TD via run, catch, PR & KR…WR MIKE WALLACE has 3 rec. TDs in past 4. TE DENNIS PITTA had TD in last meeting. Has 21 catches, 2nd most by AFC TE…LB TERRELL SUGGS has 3 sacks in 2 career meetings. Is franchise leader with 109.5 sacks. LB C.J. MOSLEY has INT in 2 of past 3…K JUSTIN TUCKER won AFC Special Teams Player of Month for Sept. Has made all 11 FGs in 2016.

INJURY REPORT

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