- The Washington Times - Monday, December 8, 2008

UP DOWNS

Redskins’ line [down]

Played poorly even before suffering more injuries

Ravens’ defense [up]

Still getting it done after all these years



Losing streaks [up]

Washington has its second two-game skid of the season

MVP talk [down]

Portis’ candidacy officially has ended

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Ed Reed

Perhaps the NFL’s best safety had an early interception to set up the first Baltimore touchdown and scored the second on his own, scooping up a fumble and going the distance.

PLAY OF THE GAME

Score: Baltimore 7, Washington 0

Quarter: First, 9:43 remaining

Situation: Redskins’ ball, first-and-10 from the Washington 11

The play: After an 11-yard run up the middle, Clinton Portis fumbled. Ed Reed recovered and returned it for a touchdown and a 14-0 lead.

UP NEXT

Washington Redskins at Cincinnati Bengals

When: Sunday, 1 p.m.

Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati

TV/radio: Chs. 5, 45, ESPN 980

Outlook: The Bengals sport a 1-11-1 mark after Sunday’s 35-3 loss to the Colts. The team’s franchise quarterback, Carson Palmer, hasn’t played since Week 5, and the team has shuffled through running backs all season. As a result, the offense has struggled, ranking last in the NFL in yards and points a game. Palmer has been throwing in practice and may be ready to face the Redskins; otherwise, Washington will face Ryan Fitzpatrick, he of the Harvard pedigree and the 66.9 QB rating.

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