Baltimore Ravens: Game balls against the New Orleans Saints

The Baltimore Ravens visited the New Orleans Saints in the final tuneup before the Regular Season starts.  This was the final test for players on the bubble to make an impact on the Baltimore Ravens coaching staff.

We can finally say that the 2017 football season is about to start.  Some Ravens players on the bubble got the opportunity to play the whole game to see if they could crack the final 53 man roster.

The Ravens won the game by the modest score of 14-13. It wasn’t a flashy game, the fourth preseason game never is. Most of the Ravens notable players got the night off.

It was good to see some of the younger players get a chance to play a full game so we could see if they could make an impact.  Only two Ravens stood out to me and deserved the much coveted game balls.

Carl Davis:  

Davis had a fantastic game and setup the Ravens for their first touchdown of the game.  His interception was spectacular and I see big things out of Davis this season. Davis played his best football. He was a dominant force up front for the purple and black.

The good thing about the Ravens is that they have plenty of depth on defense.  Davis will be able to rotate in and out of the game. Rotation will help the Ravens defense stay fresh throughout each game. The Ravens front seven has a ton of exciting play-makers and Davis is certainly one of them.

Bobby Rainey:

Rainey had a touchdown in the 1st half and ran very effectively.  In his 2nd stint in Baltimore, he’s definitely making the most of his time in hopes to make the roster.

Overall, Bobby Rainey ran for 42 yards on 9 carries.  He also caught 2 receptions for 24 yards.  This just proves to me that Rainey is a duel threat on offense.

Now that the preseason is over, it’s time to get the season started where each game is important.  Joe Flacco should be back by Week 1, but who knows how ready he will be.

I’m really excited to see if the receivers will have an impact on this offense.  If the offensive line can stay healthy and hold up, then the offense might surprise a lot of fans.

The Baltimore Ravens will open the regular season against the Cincinnati Bengals in week one of the NFL season. The Ravens have not done well on the road against the Bengals in recent years. Stick with Ebony Bird for your Ravens coverage and analysis.


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