NFL Preseason Preview - Washington (2-0) at Baltimore (2-0) (ET)
(SportsNetwork.com) - After opening the 2014 preseason with consecutive home wins at FedExField, the Washington Redskins will make the short trip up I-95 to take on the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.
On Monday, the Redskins improved to 2-0 in dramatic fashion, defeating the Cleveland Browns, 24-23.
With the game deadlocked at 17, the teams traded touchdowns in the final few minutes, beginning with Colt McCoy's 30-yard touchdown strike to receiver Nick Williams with just over two minutes remaining.
The Browns responded with a 45-yard, Hail Mary touchdown pass from Connor Shaw to Emmanuel Ogbuehi with no time remaining before the Redskins successfully defended a two-point conversion attempt to seal the victory.
Robert Griffin III started for the 'Skins and finished 6-for-8 for 112 yards with an interception and a lost fumble. Kirk Cousins led the Redskins on a pair of scoring drives during his time under center, going 12-for-21 with 145 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
The Ravens also improved to 2-0 in practice games last week when Joe Flacco connected on 9-of-17 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown as Baltimore defeated the Dallas Cowboys 37-30.
Flacco, who began the game just 1-of-7 and played the entire first half, didn't see his first snap until the 3:25 mark of the opening frame as Baltimore put up two non-offensive touchdowns. Courtney Upshaw returned a fumble 26 yards for a touchdown and Deonte Thompson took a kickoff 108 yards for a score.
Torrey Smith hauled in a 19-yard TD reception from Flacco, Bernard Pierce carried the ball seven times for 55 yards and Ray Rice had just two totes for 21 yards in the triumph.
Saturday's preseason game between the two clubs will be the eighth in the series with Baltimore holding a 5-2 advantage. The Redskins have never won a preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium.
- Washington Field Goal - 32-yarder by Kai Forbath.
- Baltimore Field Goal - 36-yarder by Justin Tucker.
- Baltimore Touchdown - 24-yard pass from Joe Flacco
to Steve Smith. (Justin Tucker kick). 0:25 remaining.
- Baltimore Field Goal - 21-yarder by Justin Tucker.
- Washington Touchdown - 11-yard pass from Kirk Cousins
to Santana Moss. (Zach Hocker kick). 6:28 remaining.
- Baltimore Touchdown - 21-yard pass from Tyrod Taylor
to Deonte Thompson. (Justin Tucker kick). 12:44 remaining.
- Baltimore Field Goal - 46-yarder by Justin Tucker. 10:04
- Washington Touchdown - 7-yard pass from Kirk Cousins
to Nick Williams. (Kai Forbath kick). 5:03 remaining.
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Flacco completed 16-of-23 passes and threw for 180 yards and a touchdown as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Washington Redskins, 23-17, in preseason action on Saturday.
Steve Smith hauled in six balls for 80 yards and a touchdown, while Tyrod Taylor went 6-of-9 for 65 yards and a score and also rushed for 35 yards. Justin Tucker kicked three field goals in the win.
Robert Griffin III went just 5-of-8 for 20 yards and an interception, while Kirk Cousins threw for 122 yards on 14-of-20 efficiency with touchdowns to Santana Moss and Nick Williams in the setback.
Kai Forbath hit a 32-yard field goal on Washington's opening drive, but Tucker tied the game less than five minutes into the second quarter with a 36-yard field goal.
Flacco connected with Smith on a 24-yard touchdown pass to cap an eight-play, 74-yard drive to give the Ravens a 10-3 lead heading into the half.
Tucker tacked on a 21-yard field goal less than two minutes into the second half after C.J. Mosely intercepted Griffin on the first play from scrimmage, setting the Ravens up at Washington's 26-yard line.
Cousins took over at quarterback for the Redskins and found Moss on an 11-yard strike, getting Washington within 13-10.
Taylor's 21-yard pass to Deonte Thompson gave Baltimore a 20-10 advantage less than three minutes into the fourth and Tucker hit another field goal, this time from 46 yards out.
Cousins connected with Williams for a 7-yard score to cap an 80-yard march with five minutes left in the game to account for the final score.
Ravens running back Bernard Pierce exited the game after getting hit by Washington safety Brandon Merriweather during the first quarter. He stayed down on the field for awhile before walking off on his own to the locker room to undergo concussion protocol.