Will the Ravens keep their 23-win streak alive against the Philadelphia Eagles?

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Check this out: you weren't born the last time the Baltimore Ravens lost a preseason game. How about that!?

Well, that's pushing things a bit (although not entirely unreasonable, mind you) as the Ravens last lost a meaningless game as recently as in Sep. 2015 when the Atlanta Falcons edged Baltimore by a single measly point.

Since then, though, the game log is impeccable. The Ravens have cooked themselves a ridiculous 23-game winning streak. No need to mention that's both an active and an all-time NFL record.

That record, however, could be in peril this weekend as Baltimore won't feature any "established starters," per HC John Harbaugh, nor will the Ravens have many important players available because of different injuries.

With Lamar Jackson sitting this one out, Tyler Huntley and Josh Johnson will start to build their personal cases to earn the QB2 role in the offense and back Lamar up through the 2023 season in the event of an injury suffered by the starter.

The Eagles won't (most probably) feature QB1 Jalen Hurts either, but entering Saturday head coach Nick Sirianni has not said if Philadelphia's starters will or won't play in the preseason opener at M&T Bank in Baltimore.

Former Oregon Ducks standout Marcus Mariota is the reserve quarterback of the Eagles, which is definitely an upgrade over any of Huntley/Johnson on the Ravens' side no matter how you look at that head-to-head matchup of QBs.

The Ravens might actually play one "starter" in rookie WR Zay Flowers, although that might end up soon after kickoff and just be a little cameo with the freshman expected to become the slot starter for Baltimore come Week 1 of the regular season.

Baltimore won't have RB J.K. Dobbins (hold-in), OG Andrew Vorhees (ACL), ILB Trenton Simpson (undisclosed), OLB Tyus Bowser (knee), CBs Rock Ya-Sin (knee), Pepe Williams (undisclosed), Trayvon Mullen (toe), and S Geno Stone (ankle), all of those missing this one with different injuries.

Cornerbacks Arthur Maulet and Jalyn Armour-Davis missed Thursday's practice, the last one before Saturday's game, and that's perhaps why the Ravens hosted veteran CB William Jackson III on Friday.

It will take a massive effort for the Ravens to keep their streak intact, but hey, it's not that they could have stopped winning games 22 games before today... and they never did so. Time to hope!

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