BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 23: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up before playing the Jacksonville Jaguars at M&T Bank Stadium on August 23, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Stick with Baltimore Beatdown in this 'Open Thread' for the second half of the Baltimore Ravens preseason game, as they lead the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-3 at halftime. The Ravens offense seems to have gotten over the relatively lackluster performance from the first-teamers of the previous two games and appears to be in sync.
Although the score is only 13-3, it could certainly be much worse had Baltimore converted a couple of more third downs early in the contest. QB Joe Flacco has been in control and extremely efficient, ending the first half with 20 completions in 27 attempts, for 186 yards and one five-yard TD pass to WR Anquan Boldin. Flacco did throw an interception on the final offensive play of the first half, but on a desperate Hail Mary attempt.
It will be interesting to see how far into the second half, if at all, the rest of the Ravens starters play. Then it will be time for the reserves t get their shots at impressing the coaches and earning spots on the roster. Stay tuned for a summary once the game is over.