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Need to Know: Redskins vs. Ravens by the numbers—Breaking a punt return drought

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Need to Know: Redskins vs. Ravens by the numbers—Breaking a punt return drought

Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 10, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Today's schedule: Jay Gruden news conference 3 p.m., CSN and CSNmidatlantic.com

Days until: Eagles @ Redskins 6; Redskins @ Lions 13; Redskins vs. Bengals in London 20

Redskins vs. Ravens by the numbers

—The Redskins won in Baltimore against the Ravens for the first time ever and for the first time against any opponent since they beat the Colts in Memorial Stadium on October 23, 1955.

—The Redskins allowed the Ravens to score 10 points, the fewest they have allowed since Week 2 of 2015 (10 vs. Rams). The last time they allowed a team to score fewer than 10 points was in 2012 (6 vs. Eagles).

—Jamison Crowder’s 85-yard punt return for a touchdown was the first TD punt return for the Redskins since October 26, 2008 when Santana Moss took one back 80 yards against the Lions. That is a drought of 108 games.

—Crowder's return was the longest scoring punt return for the Redskins since Antwaan Randle El brought one back 87 yards against the Colts in 2006.

—Ryan Kerrigan got a sack at the end of the first half, the 50th of his career. He joins Dexter Manley and Charles Mann as the only Redskins with at least 50 career sacks (note that sacks have only been an official stat since the 1982 season).

—The Redskins are now 3-2. They have not been over .500 after five games since the 2011 season.

—The Redskins held the Ravens to three third down conversions in 15 attempts (20%). After the Raven’s initial drive (2-2 on third down) they converted just 1 of 13 (7.6%).

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Terrelle Pryor issues polite but firm request to Rams safety to avoid hitting knees

Terrelle Pryor issues polite but firm request to Rams safety to avoid hitting knees

Football players prefer to regulate their sport without fines and penalties, and in 2017, social media can be a platform for any and all declarations.

After Terrelle Pryor took a direct hit to his right knee in the Redskins win over the Rams, the receiver reached out to L.A. safety Cody Davis via Twitter with a polite, but firm, message. 

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Standing 6'6", Pryor is one of the tallest receivers in the league. It makes sense he doesn't like getting hit in the knees, as any skilly player doesn't, but particularly with the increased height that could mean more safeties are coming in low on him.

Through two games Pryor has eight catches for 97 yards. The season hasn't started particularly strong for Pryor, though the 6-foot-5, 240 lb. wideout remains confident that his production will increase. 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden did not go as far as Pryor, but does believe his team's pass game is "very close" to firing on all cylinders. QB Kirk Cousins threw for nearly 5,000 yards last season, but through two games this year, his statistics have been subpar. 

To beat the undefeated Raiders, the Redskins will need a dominant performance from Pryor. He sounds like he's up for the job.

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast: Early NFC East picture, Cravens fallout and setting over/unders vs. Raiders

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast: Early NFC East picture, Cravens fallout and setting over/unders vs. Raiders

JP Finlay and Rich Tandler put a bow on the trip to Los Angeles, then look at the early NFC East picture, talk adjustments post-Su'a Cravens and set over/unders vs. Oakland.

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