- Tarrian Rodgers
Ravens remain preseason perfect after win against the Titans
Who says the preseason doesn’t matter? Certainly not Jim Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens as they have won an NFL record 21 straight preseason games dating back to 2015. Thursday the Ravens set an NFL record for most wins in preseason previously held by Vince Lombardi and the Packers. The Ravens beat the Tennessee Titans 23-10. Even in preseason the win was quite remarkable for the Ravens because the Ravens sat a total of 32 players. Last season the Ravens were devastated by injury so to start this season Coach Harbaugh thought it would be best to ease his guys back in.
However, that didn’t stop the Ravens from starting the game out fast, they cashed in on a recovered fumble for a 4-yard touchdown run by Mike Davis for a 7-0 first quarter lead. The Titans stormed back led by rookie quarterback Malik Willis. Titans fans have a lot to look forward to with how great their young signal caller looked. Willis' deep ball accuracy was brilliant, perhaps the play of the game was his fantastic 7-yard touchdown run. Willis was able to break several tackles and make a Madden esque spin move on his way to the endzone. The Titans added a field goal for a 10-7 lead. Then with 35 seconds left in the half, Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley lofted a pass to the end zone that was brought in by undrafted rookie Shemar Bridges for a nice touchdown. That was the turning point for the Ravens.
The game in the second half was extremely quiet. The big play was an interception with the Titans in Baltimore territory, as Ravens cornerback Daryl Worley hauled in an underthrown pass at the 2-yard line. Baltimore led 20-10 in the fourth quarter when another interception near midfield practically put the game away. The Ravens deserve tons of credit even though it's preseason. It's hard to win 21 in a row in any sport, even if the games don't matter.