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Baltimore bullies Redskins, 23-3 in preseason opener

Quarterback Kirk Cousins under center against the Baltimore Ravens. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

BALTIMORE, Md. – It was a start – it just wasn’t a good start.

With several members of the first-team offense held out of the preseason opener, the Redskins muster just eight first downs and three points in a 23-3 defeat at the Ravens.

“We didn’t play very well,” Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said. “We had two drives with our starters and two three and outs and a sack and a dropped pass – it wasn’t good enough. Got out there, took some pregame warm-up, got six plays and have to get better.”

Quarterback Kirk Cousins played just two series and completed one of his two passes for five yards. He was sacked once.

Washington’s defense allowed Baltimore to gain 267 total yards. The Redskins also committed seven penalties for 91 yards.

Former Norfolk State Spartan Lynden Trail recorded five tackles (three solo) and a pass defense for the burgundy and gold. Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy was injured late in the first quarter. Diagnosed with a knee sprain, the projected starting linebacker did not return.

The Redskins are back in action next Saturday, at home, against the Packers in a game you can watch on News 3 – Hampton Roads’ home of the Redskins.