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Sunday, December 7, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Ravens 24, Redskins 10


Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Without much fanfare, the Baltimore Ravens keep on winning.

The Ravens won Sunday for the seventh time in eight games Sunday with a 24-10 victory over the Washington Redskins. Baltimore jumped out to a 17-0 lead and staved off a brief fourth-quarter rally by Washington (7-6).

Baltimore's defense controlled the pace of the game with three forced turnovers, including two interceptions of Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell.

The win for the Ravens sets up a huge matchup next week when the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3) travel to M&T Bank Stadium to face Baltimore (9-4). Pittsburgh won a 23-20 overtime decision in Week 4, but you had the sense all along that the December meeting would have a lot on the line.

Next week the AFC North division and possibly the No. 2 seed in the conference will be at stake between two of the league's hottest teams.