Baltimore Ravens earned their 19th consecutive preseason win against the Carolina Panthers and are tied with the Green Bay Packers for the longest preseason streak in NFL History.
The Ravens easily took care of the Panthers defeating them 20-3. Baltimore had a variety of starters that didn’t see the field including former MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson, and tight end Mark Andrews.
Tyler Huntley started the game and finished with 187 yards on 24/34 passing. He didn’t score any touchdowns, threw one interception, and had 23 rushing yards on seven carries. Huntley has impressed many during the preseason and some even think he has earned the spot behind Lamar Jackson on the depth chart.
Running backs Nate McCray and Ty’Son Williams both had one rushing touchdown and combined for 111 rushing yards. The defense did great as well not allowing any touchdowns. In the second half the Panthers were held to 18 yards and didn’t manage to gain any first downs.
Head coach John Harbaugh shared his thoughts on the win streak:
“I mean, there are going to be people that say this doesn’t mean anything, and there are going to be people who look at it and say, ‘Wow, that’s something.’ So, I think everything is something. I’m of the belief that everything has meaning in life. So, I guess you can take two things; nothing has meaning, and everything has meaning. So, if we’re doing it, it’s worth doing, it matters and it’s worth doing well.
“All those guys that were part of [the streak] over those years should be proud about that tonight, because it’s something that only one other team has ever done – the Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers. I’d say that’s notable.”
– John Harbaugh
The Ravens haven’t lost a preseason game since 2015 and look to beat the streak set by the Packers from 1959-1962. The Ravens and the Washington Football Team face off next Saturday at FedEx Field.
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