Preseason Week 3: Redskins (1-1) vs. Ravens (1-1)

Preseason Week 3:

Washington hosts the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, Aug. 25, at FedExField in the third preseason game for the Redskins. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.

It’s the third year in a row and fourth time in five years that the Redskins and Ravens will have played in the preseason.

The Redskins-Ravens game will be broadcast locally on WUSA-TV 9 and Comcast SportsNet. Mike Patrick handles play-by-play with color commentary from Joe Theismann.

On radio, the game will be broadcast on Triple X ESPN Radio (94.3, 92.7 FM and 730 AM) and WBIG 100.3. Larry Michael handles the play-by-play with color commentary from Redskins legends and NFL Hall of Famers quarterback Sonny Jurgensen and linebacker Sam Huff. Bram Weinstein serves as sideline reporter.

The Redskins are coming off a 12-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedExField in Week 2 of the preseason. The offense lost quarterback Jason Campbell to a knee injury in the first quarter, while the defense lost linebacker Marcus Washington to a elbow injury in the second quarter.

Baltimore lost to the New York Giants 13-12 on Sunday night at M&T Bank Stadium. Quarterback Steve McNair played just one quarter. Most of the Ravens’ starters played into the second quarter of the game.

The Redskins and Ravens are already familiar opponents this year. The two clubs played a scrimmage on Aug. 4 at M&T Bank Stadium.

— SERIES HISTORYThe Redskins and Baltimore Ravens have played three times in the preseason, with the Ravens holding a 2-1 edge.

The preseason series began in 2003, with the Redskins winning 24-3 at FedExField. In 2005, the Ravens won 26-20 in overtime at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Last year in preseason, the Ravens defeated the Redskins 17-3 at FedExField.

The Redskins’ only touchdown came in the fourth quarter when Todd Collins connected with Mike Espy on a 4-yard TD. For the Ravens, Steve McNair tossed a 15-yard TD pass to Mark Clayton and Kyle Boller threw a 29-yard TD pass to Demetrius Williams.

In the regular season, the Ravens also hold a 2-1 series lead.

The last time the two clubs played in the regular season was 2004, when the Ravens defeated the Redskins 17-10 at FedExField.

— TALE OF THE TAPE: REDSKINS-RAVENS

REDSKINS 2006 STATISTICAL RANKINGS
 
Offense Rank Yards/Game
Total Offense 13 327.7
Rushing Offense 4 138.5
Passing Offense 21 189.2
Defense Rank Yards/Game
Total Defense 31 355.5
Rushing Defense 29 137.3
Passing Defense 23 218.2
RAVENS 2006 STATISTICAL RANKINGS
 
Offense Rank Yards/Game
Total Offense 17 317.0
Rushing Offense 25 102.3
Passing Offense 11 214.7
Defense Rank Yards/Game
Total Defense 1 264.1
Rushing Defense 2 75.9
Passing Defense 6 188.2

— REDSKINS-RAVENS: NEWS & NOTES

  • The Redskins and Ravens played a scrimmage on Aug. 4 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. For both clubs, the scrimmage was sort of a glorified practice, with special teams drills, 7-on-7 work and lastly a full-scale 11-on-11 session. Who won? Well, the league doesn’t keep score for scrimmages.Unofficially, though, the Ravens scored 10 points on their first two offensive possessions of the 11-on-11 scrimmage, courtesy of Matt Stover’s 20-yard field goal and a 1-yard touchdown run by second-year running back P.J. Daniels.The Redskins responded with a late touchdown, as rookie quarterback Jordan Palmer connected on a 24-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Burl Toler.

    The final tally? 10-7, a Ravens win, in front of 25,332 fans.

    Most of the Redskins starters sat out the 11-on-11 scrimmage, including quarterback Jason Campbell, who instead had plenty of snaps in the 7-on-7 work.

  • The Landry brothers will play together in an NFL game for the first time. LaRon Landry was the Redskins’ first-round draft pick last April. Dawan Landry was the Ravens’ fifth-round draft pick in 2006. LaRon has already emerged as the Redskins’ starting strong safety this preseason.Dawan played in 16 games as a rookie with the Ravens, logging 48 tackles, three sacks and five interceptions. Like LaRon, Dawan is listed as the starting strong safety.
  • Redskins running backs coach Earnest Byner played for the Ravens during the 1996 season, then served as the Ravens’ player development coach from 1998-2003. Byner joined the Redskins as running backs coach in 2004, when Joe Gibbs returned to Washington as head coach.
  • Rookie left tackles Stephon Heyer for the Redskins and Jared Gaither of the Ravens were teammates at the University of Maryland last year.Heyer joined Washington as an undrafted rookie and started the Redskins’ first two preseason games due to a knee injury to Chris Samuels.Gaither joined the Redskins as a fifth-round selection in the NFL’s Supplemental Draft last July. Gaither has started the Ravens’ first two preseason games in place of veteran Jonathan Ogden.
  • Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden grew up in Washington, D.C.. and attended St. Albans.
  • Redskins center Casey Rabach got his start with the Ravens in 2001. He was a third-round draft pick (92nd overall) by the Ravens.
  • The Redskins are 104-124-02 all-time in preseason play. Last year, Washington was 0-4 in the preseason.

— FAMILIAR FACES ON THE RAVENS

  • Secondary coach Mark Carrier played defensive back for the Redskins in 2000.
  • Linebackers coach Jeff Fitzgerald was a Redskins defensive assistant coach in 1999 and a special teams assistant in 1998.
  • Offensive lineman Ikechuku Ndukwe spent time on the Redskins practice squad in 2005-06.
  • Offensive lineman Chris Pino was with the Redskins in 2006 training camp.
  • Director of college scouting Eric DeCosta had his first NFL experience with an internship with the Redskins’ player personnel department.
  • National scout Lionel Vital was a seventh-round draft pick by the Redskins in 1985.

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