Redskins start second-half scoring (Ravens lose 31-28)

LANDOVER, Md. - The Ravens had an opportunity to make it a two-possession game when they started the second half with the ball.

Instead, their first turnover of the contest has let the Redskins pull to within 21-17 early in the third quarter.

Washington linebacker Rob Jackson burned around the Ravens’ line, sacking Joe Flacco, forcing a fumble and recovering it at the Baltimore 46.

The Redskins couldn’t tie the contest, but cut the Ravens’ lead to four on Kai Forbath’s 48-yard field goal.

Each team has turned a fumble into points and now we’ll find out if the miscue has swung momentum.

Update: With the Ravens in the red zone, another turnover stalled the drive.

Quarterback Joe Flacco absorbed a crushing hit as he was in the process of passing, jarring the ball loose and into the arms of London Fletcher for an interception.

No points and a turnover. And now the Redskins are moving. Lead change coming?

This has been quite the running game, as Baltimore’s Ray Rice has 101 yards and Washington’s Alfred Morris is up to 115.

Update II: The Redskins turned the Ravens’ second turnover of the quarter into another Forbath field goal, a 49-yarder that has Baltimore’s lead down to 21-20.

The Redskins are up to 329 yards against the Ravens’ defense, pretty evenly split between the pass (189) and run (140).

Update III: The Ravens put together two big defensive stands, and finally were able to follow with a scoring drive.

Baltimore put together and eight-play, 62-yard possession capped by Ray Rice’s 7-yard touchdown run to extend its lead to 28-20 with 4:47 to go.

The Ravens appeared on the verge of sealing a win immediately after, as Niles Paul fumbled the ensuing kickoff. Corey Graham forced it and Baltimore’s David Reed scooped it up it inside the Redskins’ 15-yard line.

The play was reviewed, but the ruling on the field was overturned, as Reed recovered the ball while out of bounds.

So the Redskins are back to work.

Update IV: Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins led the Redskins on a pretty remarkable game-tying drive - 13 plays, 85 yards in 4:18 - to make it 28-28 with 29 seconds left in regulation.

Griffin hurt his right knee on a scramble during the possession, but the Redskins’ other rookie quarterback came through to force overtime.

Cousins completed two straight attempts for 26 yards to end the drive, the second being an 11-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon.

With the Ravens still up by 28-26, Cousins then ran it in for the two-point conversion and a tie. And now, we head to overtime.

Update V: A 64-yard punt return for the Redskins set the home team up well in field-goal range on the second possession of overtime.

Three plays later, Forbath drilled a 34-yard field goal to send the Ravens to a 31-28 overtime loss.

Crazy game. The Ravens cannot clinch the division or a playoff spot today.