The Ravens seemed like they'd coast over the Pittsburgh Steelers: The Ravens were riding a four-game win streak, and the Steelers were starting third-stringer Charlie Batch with Ben Roethlisberger hurt, just a week after they turned the ball over eight times against the Cleveland Browns. The Ravens took a 20-13 lead into the fourth quarter, but Batch led Pittsburgh on two scoring drives while Baltimore sputtered, leaving with a 23-20 loss.
Meanwhile, Washington is riding high after beating all three of the other teams in the NFC East in back-to-back-to-back weeks, culminating in Monday night's 17-16 win over the New York Giants. The turning point might have been a bye Week 10: The Redskins went into their week off with a three-game losing streak, and Robert Griffin III has helped the team rattle off three straight wins since. Griffin is the toast of the NFL, completing over 60 percent of his passes in his last three games, tossing nine touchdowns against only one interception.
The two squads last played in 2008, although they have met several times in preseason games.
Here's the info on how to catch the game:
Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m.
FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
Verizon subscribers can watch games live with the NFL Mobile app (subscription required).
NFL Game Pass offers live online broadcasts to users outside the USA.
Redskins: ESPN 980
Ravens: WBAL 1090