Posted: 7:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
By Kenneth Arthur
The Redskins were desperate for a win this week after starting the year 0-3, and the Raiders seemed happy to oblige despite taking a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Washington scored the next 24 points, unanswered, and beat Oakland 24-14 to get their first win of the year. The Raiders fall to 1-3 after the loss.
Without quarterback Terrelle Pryor, ruled out before game time with a concussion, Matt Flynn was unable to keep momentum for Oakland going after a punt-block-return-for-touchdown and 18-yard touchdown pass to Mychal Rivera had the Raiders up 14-0 early. Redskins corner David Amerson returned a Flynn pass 45-yards to bring Washington within 14-13 going into half, and then Robert Griffin III gave the Redskins the lead in the third with a pass to Pierre Garcon.
Griffin was okay, throwing for 227 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions, but still is not a part of the running game like he was before his ACL injury. Flynn threw for 227 yards also, with one touchdown and one interception.
Darren McFadden had only 29 yards rushing and left with an injury. Rashad Jennings took over and had 15 carries for 45 yards and no touchdowns. Roy Helu had 41 yards rushing and a touchdown. He may be one to pick up.
Tough day for the fantasy backs: Alfred Morris left the game with a rib injury and did not return. Darren McFadden left the game with a hamstring injury and did not return.
The Redskins were 2.5-point favorites over the Raiders on the road, per OddsShark.com, so they covered easily.
The Redskins have a Bye week.
Chargers at Raiders, 4:25 PM PST