PRESEASON WEEK 4 WASHINGTON REDSKINS (1-2) VS. BALTIMORE RAVENS (4-0)
Thursday, Aug. 30 | 7:30 p.m. ET
M&T Bank Stadium (71,008) | Baltimore
The Washington Redskins will conclude their 2018 preseason schedule on Thursday night when they face the Baltimore Ravens. Kickoff from M&T Bank Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m.
Thursday's game will mark the fi fth consecutive preseason match up between the Redskins and Ravens in Baltimore since 2009. Last Friday, the Redskins suffered a 23-17 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Newly acquired running back Adrian Peterson made his Redskins debut. Peterson rushed for 56 yards on 11 attempts (5.1 avg.) and recorded seven consecutive carries on the Redskins second drive of the game.
The preseason game will serve as another evaluation tool as the Redskins and all NFL teams prepare to trim their rosters to 53 players in advance of the 4 p.m. deadline on Saturday, Sept. 1. Head Coach Jay Gruden responded to the questions regarding the 53-man roster position battles during his media vailability.
"However many we keep is coming down to the wire," said Gruden. "I like to keep an open mind and then we'll have lengthy discussions about it with everybody involved and get the opinions out there and then make a decision."
SERIES HISTORY: Redskins-Ravens all-time regular season series, 3-3
Redskins trail all-time preseason series, 7-3
Last meeting: Oct. 9, 2016 (16-10 WAS)
TELEVISION: NBC4/NBC Sports Washington
Kenny Albert (play-by-play)
Joe Theismann (color)
Clinton Portis (sidelines)
RADIO: Redskins Radio Network
Larry Michael (play-by-play)
Chris Cooley (analysis)
Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)
The Baltimore Ravens enter the 2018 preseason following a 9-7 record in the 2017 NFL season.
Head coach John Harbaugh returns for his 11th season with the Ravens, owning a 94- 66 career record and having won a Super Bowl in 2012.
Quarterback Joe Flacco returns for his 11th season in the NFL, and 11th season as the starting quarterback. Flacco completed 352-of-549 passes (64.1 percent), for 3,141 yards, 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. For the fi rst time in Flacco's career, he must compete with a young fi rst round pick.
Lamar Jackson was selected 32nd overall in the 2018 NFL Draft out of the University of Louisville. Jackson's decorated collegiate career includes the 2016 Heisman Trophy, 9,043 yards passing and 4,132 yards rushing.
Alex Collins and Javorius Allen return, along with Kenneth Dixon, who tore his meniscus and missed the entire 2017 season, to lead the running back corps of the Ravens. Collins rushed for 973 yards on 212 attempts, while Allen recorded 591 yards on 153 rushing attempts in 2017.
The Ravens have turned over almost their entire receiving corps, with leading receivers Mike Wallace, Benjamin Watson and Jeremy Maclin all gone. Javorius Allen will continue to make plays out of the backfi eld, with 46 receptions for 250 yards and two touchdowns.
Veteran Michael Crabtree leads the newcomers, with 58 catches for 618 yards and eight touchdowns last season for the Oakland Raiders. The 2018 NFL Draft netted two new tight ends for the Ravens in 1st round pick Hayden Hurst and 3rd round pick Mark Andrews.
The rookies join veteran Nick Boyle, who recorded 28 receptions for 203 yards and Maxx Williams, who recorded 15 receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown.
Sack leader Terrell Suggs returns to anchor the defense of the Ravens after recording 49 tackles and 11 sacks last year. C.J. Mosley recorded 132 tackles and three forced fumbles in 2017, and returns as well.
Eric Weddle led the Ravens with six interceptions last season to spearhead a defense that recorded 22 interceptions in 2017. Kicker Justin Tucker will enter his seventh NFL season with the Ravens after coming off a season where he connected on 34-of-37 fi eld goals and 39-of-39 of his PAT attempts in the 2017 NFL season.
Check out these photos of the Redskins' preparing for their Preseason Week 4 game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park.
Thursday's matchup between the Redskins and Ravens will mark the 11th preseason meeting between the two teams all-time. The Ravens lead the all-time preseason series, 7-3. Included below are the 10 previous preseason games played between the two teams dating back to their fi rst meeting in 2003:
- Date Game Result
- 8/23/2003 vs. Baltimore 24-3 W
- 9/1/2005 at Baltimore 26-20 L
- 8/31/2006 vs. Baltimore 17-10 L
- 8/25/2007 vs. Baltimore 13-7 W
- 8/13/2009 at Baltimore 23-0 L
- 8/21/2010 vs. Baltimore 23-3 L
- 8/25/2011 at Baltimore 34-31 L
- 8/23/2014 at Baltimore 23-17 L
- 8/29/2015 at Baltimore 31-13 W
- 8/10/2017 at Baltimore 23-3 L
The Redskins and Ravens have met in regular season play six times, dating back to the teams' fi rst meeting in 1997. In 2016, the Redskins tied the all-time series at 3-3. The Redskins have won each of the teams' last two regular season meetings in dramatic fashion.
In 2012, corner back Richard Crawford recorded a 64-yard punt return to set-up a 34-yard game-winning fi eld goal over the eventual Super Bowl champion Ravens. The victory came as part of the Redskins' seven-game winning streak to close the team's NFC East championship season.
In 2016, the Redskins fended off a late charge from the Ravens in which an apparent game-tying touchdown by Baltimore was overturned on review.
Three plays later, the Redskins forced a turnover on downs to secure the team's fi rst regular season win in the city of Baltimore since defeating the Baltimore Colts, 14-13, at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 23, 1955.
Included below are the six previous regular season games contested between the Redskins and Ravens:
- Date Game Result
- 10/26/1997 vs. Baltimore 20-17 L
- 10/15/2000 vs. Baltimore 10-3 W
- 10/10/2004 vs. Baltimore 17-10 L
- 12/7/2008 at Baltimore 24-10 L
- 12/9/2012 vs. Baltimore 31-28 (OT) W
- 10/9/2016 at Baltimore 16-10 W
NOTABLE REDSKINS/RAVENS CONNECTIONS
Former Ravens on Redskins:
Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (1999-04) OL Tony Bergstrom (2017)
Former Redskins on Ravens:
Assistant Special Teams Coach Chris Horton (S-Player, 2008-10) QB Robert Griffin III (2012-15)
Redskins from Maryland:
LB Zach Brown (Columbia, Md.) DL Phil Taylor Sr. (Clinton, Md.)
Ravens from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
CB Maurice Canady (Richmond, Va.) DE Myles Humphrey (Upper Marlboro, Md.) WR Andre Levrone (Laurel, Md.) CB Jackson Porter (Ellicott City, Md.) TE Darren Waller (Landover, Md.) QB Josh Woodrum (Roanoke, Va.) CB Tavon Young (Oxon Hill, Md.)
Redskins who went to college in Maryland:
TE Vernon Davis (Maryland)
Ravens who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
Quarterbacks Coach James Urban (Washington and Lee) CB Maurice Canady (Virginia) S Chuck Clark (Virginia Tech) WR Andre Levrone (Virginia) DE Brent Urban (Virginia) QB Josh Woodrum (Liberty)
Notable Pro Coach Connections:
- Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan (2012- 14) and Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips (07-13) worked for the Dallas Cowboys when Ravens CB Brandon Carr (12-16) played there. Callahanserved as Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach and Phillips as Assistant Offensive Line Coach (11-12)/Tight Ends Coach (13).
- Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (1997-98) coached Ravens Wide Receivers Coach Bobby Engram (WR-Player, 96-00) when he played for the San Francisco 49ers. Cavanaugh served as the Offensive Coordinator.
- Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (2013-14) and Ravens OffensiveAssistant/Tight Ends Coach Andy Bischoff (13-14) coached together for the Chicago Bears. Cavanaugh served as the Quarterbacks Coach and Bischoff as Tight Ends Coach/Staff Coordinator.
- Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky (2007-10) and Jim Tomsula [2007-2015] worked for the San Francisco 49ers when Ravens WR Michael Crabtree (09-14) played there. Manusky served as theDefensive Coordinator and Tomsula was the defensive line coach before being named head coach for the 2015 season.
- Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky (2011) and Outside Linebackers Coach Chad Grimm (13-14) coached Ravens S Eric Weddle (07-15) while all were members of the San Diego Chargers. Manusky served as the Defensive Coordinator and Grimm as Defensive Quality Control Coach.
- Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica (2007-13) and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Kavan Latham (14-16) and Ravens Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg (13-14) all coached together while with the New York Jets. Kotwica served as the Special Teams Coordinator (13), Latham as a Strength and Conditioning Intern (14)/Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (15-16) and Mornhinweg as Offensive Coordinator. Ravens WR DeVier Posey (15) was on practice squad during this time.
- Assistant Offensive Line Coach Phil Rauscher (2015-17) coached for the Denver Broncos while TE Vernon Davis (15) and RB Kapri Bibbs (14-16) and Ravens WR DeVier Posey (15) were all on the team. Rauscher served as an Offensive Assistant (15-16) while Posey was on the practice squad.
- Defensive Quality Control Coach Cannon Matthews (2008-11) and Ravens Offensive Line Coach Joe D'Alessandris (10-12) coached together with the Buffalo Bills. Matthews served as an Offensive Coaching Assistant (10-11) and D'Alessandris as the Offensive Line Coach.
- Defensive Quality Control Coach Cannon Matthews (2013) and Ravens Defensive Line Coach Joe Cullen (13) coached DL Phil Taylor Sr. (11-14) while all were members of the Cleveland Browns. Matthews served as a Defensive Coaching Intern and Cullen as the Defensive Line Coach.
- Defensive Quality Control Coach Cannon Matthews (2016) worked for the Cleveland Browns when Ravens QB Robert Griffin III (16) played there. Matthews served as Assistant Defensive Backs Coach.
- Quarterbacks Coach/Passing Games Coordinator Kevin O'Connell (QB-Player, 2012) and Ravens S Eric Weddle (07-15) played together for the San Diego Chargers.
A look back at some of the top images in preseason and regular season games between the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens.
Pro Player Connections:
- OL Tony Bergstrom (2012-15) and Ravens WR Michael Crabtree (15-17) played together for the Oakland Raiders. LB Zach Brown (2016) and Ravens QB Josh Woodrum (16) played together for the Buffalo Bills. Woodrum was on the practice squad at the time.
- K Dustin Hopkins (2014) and T Ty Nsekhe (14) and Ravens CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste (14) all played together for New Orleans Saints.
- OL John Kling (2016) and Ravens QB Josh Woodrum (16) all played together on the Buffalo Bills practice squad. LB Cassanova McKinzy (2017), WR Brian Quick (12-16) and C Demetrius Rhaney (14-16) and Ravens G/T Andrew Donnal (15-17) all played together for the St. Louis/LA Rams.
- LB Pernell McPhee (2015-17) and Ravens G Cameron Lee (17) and QB Josh Woodrum (16) played together for the Chicago Bears. Woodrum was on the practice squad at the time.
- LB Dadi Nicolas (2016-17) and G Isaiah Williams (17) and Ravens CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste (17) played together for the Kansas City Chiefs. Jean-Baptiste was on the practice squad at the time.
- CB Josh Norman (2012-15) and Ravens WR Willie Snead IV (14) played together for the Carolina Panthers. Snead IV was on the practice squad at the time.
- C Demetrius Rhaney (17) and Ravens CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste (17) both played together on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad.
- WR Paul Richardson Jr. (2014-17) and LB Pete Robertson (16) and Ravens RB Alex Collins (16) and CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste (15- 16) all played for the Seattle Seahawks. Robertson and Jean-Baptiste were on the practice squad at the time.
- S D.J. Swearinger Sr. (2013-14) and Ravens WR DeVier Posey (12-14) played together for the Houston Texans.
- S D.J. Swearinger Sr. (2015-16) and Ravens WR John Brown played together for the Arizona Cardinals. OL Tony Bergstrom (2017) was on practice squad at the time.