Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens - 8/23/14 Pick and Odds
Washington Redskins (3-13) at Baltimore Ravens (8-8)
NFL Football: Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm (M&T Bank Stadium)
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -3 -- Over/Under: 43.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens play a Saturday preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Washington Redskins are undefeated in preseason action with their most recent victory coming against the Cleveland Brown, 24-23. Robert Griffin completed six of eight passes for 112 yards and an interception, while Kirk Cousins completed 12 of 21 passes for 145 yards, a touchdown and an interception. The Redskins turned the ball over four times, which also included a Colt McCoy interception. Despite the sloppy offensive play, rookie running back Lache Seastrunk really turned some heads with 35 rushing yards on seven attempts. Overall, the Washington Redskins racked up 429 yards and were 2-4 in the red zone. Defensively, the Redskins allowed 286 yards and forced one turnover. Ryan Kerrigan sacked the quarterback twice and Will Compton led Washington with five solo tackles.
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The Baltimore Ravens are also undefeated in the preseason with their most recent win against the Dallas Cowboys, 37-30. Joe Flacco completed nine of 17 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown, while Tyrod Taylor was six of eight with 59 passing yards. With Ray Rice taking a back seat, rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro carried the ball 16 times for 59 yards and a touchdown. Torrey Smith’s one reception for 19 yards produced a touchdown. Overall, the Baltimore Ravens finished the game with 331 yards and were 2-2 in the red zone. Defensively, the Ravens allowed 397 yards and forced two turnovers. C.J. Mosley led the Ravens with five tackles and Pernell McPhee had the team’s only sack.
I’m not sold on RG3, so I have no idea what to expect from the Washington Redskins when they play their starters for a good portion of this game. That’s why I’m taking the Baltimore Ravens and the chalk.