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Tommy Chalk

Tommy Chalk is a sports writer at The Washington Times. Prior to joining The Times in September of 2016, Tommy covered the NHL and NFL for FOX Sports. A 2014 graduate from the University of Maryland, Tommy worked as a freelance writer covering advanced statistics within the NHL and NFL, writing analytical articles for The Washington Post and SB Nation blog Japers' Rink. Additionally, Tommy has sports reporting experience from his time with The Post Game and The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism's Capital News Service.

He can be reached at tchalk@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Tommy Chalk

Washington Redskins' Jamison Crowder returns a punt for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Jamison Crowder punt return sparks Redskins’ rally

Jamison Crowder returned a punt 85 yards for the Redskins' first score against Baltimore Sunday. That 85-yard return was the second-longest return the Ravens franchise has ever given up. Published October 9, 2016

Washington Redskins' Kirk Cousins looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Jordan Reed is by far Kirk Cousins’ favorite target

Between Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis, tight ends were targeted 15 times by Kirk Cousins. Reed, with 11 targets, was the most popular receiver of the day. That marks the second-straight week Reed, who finished with eight receptions and 53 yards, has led the team in targets. Published October 9, 2016

Baltimore Ravens' Breshad Perriman, left, catches an incomplete pass against Washington Redskins' Josh Norman during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Baltimore. Perriman was not able to keep both feet in bounds. Washington won 16-10. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Defense looms large in Redskins’ 16-10 win

With just 39 seconds remaining in the game, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco aired out a pass to wide receiver Breshad Perriman, who stretched skyward to haul in what at first looked like a game-tying miracle catch. Published October 9, 2016

Baltimore Ravens' C.J. Mosley (57) fumbles a pass he intercepted in the end zone during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Third quarter: Redskins up 16-10

A 21-yard touchdown pass by Kirk Cousins to Pierre Garcon put the Washington Redskins up 13-10. On the very next drive, Dustin Hopkins made a 37-yard attempt to put Washington up 16-10 after the third quarter. Published October 9, 2016

Washington Redskins' Kirk Cousins looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Halftime: Redskins trailing 10-6

Baltimore Ravens, thanks to a field goal and a missed Redskins extra point, are up 10-6 at the end of the first half. Published October 9, 2016

FILE - In this May 15, 2016, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista, left, is hit by Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, right, after Bautista slid into second in the eighth inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers and Blue Jays meet in an ALDS rematch. Game 1 is Thursday, Oct. 6. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Star-Telegram via AP, File)

Dallas paper goes right after Jose Bautista

The Texas Rangers are preparing for the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Division Series, and that particular series has a bit of a punch to it. Published October 6, 2016

Football fans cheer while wearing masks showing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton dividing NFL locker rooms

A straw poll conducted among 43 NFL players found 100 percent of the 21 white players who participated would vote for Donald Trump, while 91 percent of the 22 black players would vote for Hillary Clinton. Published October 5, 2016

The GOES East satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and taken Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at 9:15 a.m. EDT, shows Hurricane Matthew about 220 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. Hurricane Matthew roared across the southwestern tip of Haiti with 145 mph winds Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, uprooting trees and tearing roofs from homes in a largely rural corner of the impoverished country as the storm headed north toward Cuba and the east coast of Florida. (NOAA via AP)

Hurricane Matthew causing sports events cancellations

Hurricane Matthew's looming impact on Florida and the rest of the East Coast had basketball, hockey and football teams on edge Wednesday, with some colleges canceling or postponing games while the NFL held out hope the storm would veer off before a crowded slate of Sunday contests. Published October 5, 2016

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo carries a football as he watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Should the Cowboys replace Dak Prescott with Tony Romo?

The latest development in Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's return from a compression fracture of his L1 vertebrae is that the 36-year-old is shooting for a Week 8 return, the game after Dallas' bye week. Published October 5, 2016