The Ravens extended their preseason undefeated streak to 14 games with their 29-0 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the preseason opener last Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium.
Second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson was sharp in limited action, going 4-of-6 for 59 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown pass to Willie Snead IV. Jackson had no rushing attempts and led three drives overall, resulting in 10 points.
Many Ravens starters had the night off against Jacksonville. But with the season fast approaching, more starters could see the field this Thursday night when the Ravens welcome the Green Bay Packers for their second preseason contest of 2019. The Packers opened their preseason with a 28-26 win over the Houston Texans last Thursday.
Here’s three things to watch for ahead of preseason contest number two.
The last time we saw the Baltimore Ravens playing an NFL game, they were walking off the field after a season-ending 23-17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in the Wild Card round of the AFC playoffs.
Welcome to Episode 11 of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with site owner Jake McDonnell, editor Nolan McGraw, and author Ian Schultz.
This week the podcast is heavily focused on the Ravens as they come off of an eventful weekend. The guys don’t waste any time diving right into Ray Lewis and his Hall Of Fame speech (5:00). After that the conversation switches over the Ravens 17-16 win over the Bears in the HOF game (15:25). Jake, Nolan, and Ian all give their opinion on which players they think are trending up and trending down after the first preseason game.
Before turning their attention to this coming week’s matchup with the Rams, the guys spend some time dissecting the new NFL rules involving helmet hits (34:38). The issue has made headlines everywhere since Thursday and the Charm City Bird Watch crew is eager to give their takes as well.
The Ravens discussion concludes with a look ahead to the second preseason game. The Ravens and Rams will practice together this week in Owings Mills before meeting at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday night (42:45)
The podcast concludes with some brief Orioles talk (50:23). The excitement of the trade deadline has passed and now we are left with an even more incomplete team. However, there are a handful of new Orioles that have made their debut in black and orange this past week. The weekly numbers segment is pushed back to the end of this weeks podcast, where you can hear some memories of former players like Robert Andino and Kamar Aiken (55:50).
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