BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Ravens hold a perfect preseason record heading into the 2016 regular season for the sixth time in team history after the Ravens beat the Saints, 23-14, in New Orleans last night.
Yes, we know it’s just the preseason, but after going 5-11 last year, it feels pretty good to see the Ravens getting some W’s.
Rookies like defensive tackle Michael Pierce, who finished with six tackles in the preseason and had an awesome fumble recovery and touchdown last night, and outside linebacker Victor Ochi, may have solidified their cases for spots on the trimmed 53-man roster.
Receiver Breshad Perriman, the 2015 first-round draft pick who has been battling knee injuries, finally took to the field and caught two of four passes for 25 yards.
The Ravens also saw their backup quarterback competition heat up when Josh Johnson scrambled into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown on third down, giving the Ravens a 23-6 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Johnson finished the game 18-for-24 for 181 yards. He added 21 yards on the ground.
With the preseason games now behind them, the Ravens will go to work trimming their roster down to 53 by 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The first regular season game is on September 11 at M & T Bank Stadium against the Buffalo Bills.