Redskins vs. Raiders 2013: Washington gets 'timely victory'

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Washington earned its first win of the season by going out West and beating the Raiders.

The Washington Redskins defeated the Oakland Raiders 24-14 on Sunday, finally getting their first win of the 2013 season.

Robert Griffin III did not throw for 300 yards for the first time this campaign, but managed the game and ultimately walked off the field happy. Washington's much-maligned defense gave him some help, too, when David Amerson intercepted Matt Flynn and ran it back 45 yards for a touchdown.

Running back Alfred Morris was solid before leaving the game with a rib injury after gaining 71 yards on 16 carries and giving the offense some balance.

Over at Hogs Haven, Mark Tyler is feeling good about the Redskins despite being 1-3:

The abysmal 0-3 start a thing of the past. A victory going into a much needed bye week, and the return of two suspended players(Rob Jackson and Jarvis Jenkins)on the horizon, the Redskins have parlayed their early season woes with a timely victory to ignite a fire in the Nations Capital.

As for the Raiders, they dropped a tough game behind Flynn, who struggled to get anything going throughout the day. Flynn was under duress consistently, partially because he held onto the ball too long at times.

Over at Silver and Black Pride, Levi Damien was far from impressed with the former LSU quarterback:

Flynn was downright terrible. He may have lost the quarterback job in preseason by not doing enough to get the offense going but what he did in this game was much worse than being ineffective. He made mistakes. Big mistakes that cost the Raiders any chance of winning this game.

More from SB Nation NFL:

NFL Debrief: Fading Falcons, Schiano's dilemma & more

Watch: The sad Jets are back

NFL Week 4 scores, injuries and GIFs | Pats win, Belichick tries to smile

Reggie Bush's amazing TD run | Glee star celebrates brother's TD

Watch Gene Simmons sing the National Anthem in London

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.