Coming of an embarrassing 40-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last week, the Ravens must show signs of improvement on both sides of the ball. The first team offense looked horrid, with Joe Flacco looking uncomfortable and his throws being 'so not Joe'. The defense as well allowed the Eagles to literally run all over them. In practically every facet of the game, the Baltimore squad was outplayed.
The team is coming back home to face another team that has also had their fair share of woes this preseason, the Washington Redskins. The Redkins were battered and bruised last week, and their offensive line allowed Detroit to bring the heat, sacking QB Robert Griffin III three times on only eight dropbacks. The continuing theme for the 'Skins seems to be poor quarterback play and horrid offensive lines. It will be interesting to see how Griffin, who has now been cleared to play, performs against a stout Ravens pass rush.
For the Redskins, the preseason woes continued when OLB Junior Galette went down for the year with a torn achilles. Toinght's game will be a crucial one for the Redkins' linebackers, as they need to step up in his place. Tonight's game is all the more important because it is considered the 'dress rehearsal' for the regular season. Expect the starters to play to the half, and potentially a little bit into the third quarter too. With more time on the field to get their feet wet, expect Baltimore's starting squad to look a lot more comfortable than last week.
Folks shouldn't forget about the final minutes of the game either, as players lower on the depth chart will be playing their hearts out in an attempt to secure a roster spot. Guys like Bryn Renner, Darren Waller, and Quinton Pointer are key players who are on the roster bubble for the Ravens. It's certainly the most crucial preseason game yet/
So where can you watch tonight's festivities? Below are the many ways you can watch the game. Whether you have a mobile device, PC, radio, or television, we've got you covered.
Date/Time: August 29, 2015 (Today) / 7:30 EST
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD.
- Baltimore: (Gerry Sandusky, Stan White, Qadry Ismail): WBAL (NBC/11 - Baltimore), Comcast Sportsnet Plus (Mid-Atlantic), WJLA (ABC/7 - Washington), WHTM (ABC/27 - Harrisburg PA)
- Washington: (Chick Hernandez, Joe Theismann, Clinton Portis): WRC (NBC/4 - Washington), Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic, WNUV (CW/54 - Baltimore), WSOC (ABC/9 - Charlotte NC), WGNT (CW/27 - Norfolk VA), WRLH (FOX/35 - Richmond VA), WSLS (NBC/10 - Roanoke VA)
- BaltimoreRavens.com (website, mobile and tablet apps)
- WBAL 1090 AM
- 98Rock WIYY (97.9 FM)
- XM Internet 831/XM Internet 802 (Home)
- 11 regional affiliates in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, D.C, and West Virginia
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And that's it. Hope you all have a fantastic evening watching your Baltimore Ravens! If you're watching live or listening in, keep the Beatdown in mind for the web and journalistic side of things.