The Ravens starting defense held Robert Griffin III and the Redskins offense to just three points. Griffin went five for eight for just 20 yards and threw an interception. The Ravens defense limited him to three yards on the ground.
The “bend but don’t break” philosophy was in use, with the Raven’s defense allowing the Redskins to drive down the field, but force a Kai Forbath field goal for the first score of the game.
The front seven of the Raven’s defense pressured the quarterback, forcing Griffin to scramble and recording three sacks. The athletic quarterback was never allowed to get loose, which allowed the defense to stay strong.