Football is still football, even if it's in exhibition form.
But still, Thursday night will be the first time we all get to see the Baltimore Ravens in game speed. There will be a lot to watch, especially with the installation of Gary Kubiak's offense. Of course, it will only be in its basics, but it will still give us a glimpse as to how the running backs and offensive line will be expected to work together.
Here are the nuts and bolts of how you can watch Thursday's game:
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
TV: In the Maryland area — WBAL (Baltimore), Comcast SportsNet, WJLA (Washington D.C.), WHTM (Harrisburg, Pa.); In the San Francisco area — KPIX (CBS/5 - San Francisco), KOVR (CBS/13 - Sacramento), KION (CBS/46 - Monterey, Calif.), KSBY (NBC/6 - San Luis Obispo, Calif.), KFRE (CW/59 - Fresno, Calif.), KERO (ABC/23 - Bakersfield, Calif.), KLAS (CBS/8 - Las Vegas), KOLO (ABC/8 - Reno, Nev.), KCVU (FOX/30 - Chico, Calif.), KBVU (FOX/29 - Eureka, Calif.), KMVU (FOX/26 - Medford, Ore.), KVAL (CBS/13 - Eugene, Ore.), KTVZ (NBC/21 - Bend, Ore.); Nationally — on NFL Network.
(Outlets courtesy of 506sports.com)
TV Announcers: The local feed will feature Gerry Sandusky (play-by-play), Stan White (analyst), Qadry Ismail (analyst) and Brent Harris (sidelines). The NFL Network feed will feature Ari Wolfe (play-by-play) and Kurt Warner (analyst).
Radio: In Maryland — Annapolis (WNAV • 1430 AM), Cambridge (WCEM • 106.3 FM/1240 AM), Cumberland (WCBC • 107.1 FM), Hagerstown (WARK • 1490 AM/98.9 FM), Ocean City (WZBH • 93.5 FM), Salisbury (WICO • 92.5 FM), Thurmont (WTHU • 1450 AM), Westminster (WTTR • 1470 AM); In Pennsylvania — York (WSBA • 910 AM); In Delaware — Newark (WWTX • 1290 AM); In Washington D.C. — (WBIG • 100.3 FM); In West Virginia — Martinsburg (WEPM • 1340 AM)
Radio Announcers: Gerry Sandusky (play-by-play), Stan White & Qadry Ismail (analysts), Bruce Clark (producer), Dan Reagan (director)
Online Streaming: NFL Preseason Live
Odds: Ravens by 1
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