Baltimore Opens Pre-Season With Win, Rams Fall


Published on August 9 2013 8:15 am
Last Updated on August 9 2013 8:15 am
Written by Millie Lange

Super Bowl Champs Open Preseason With Win

(Tampa, FL) -- The reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens scored 24 points in the second quarter and cruised to a 44-16 victory over the Buccaneers in Tampa. Joe Flacco was 7-for-9 with 57 yards and an interception while Tyrod Taylor threw for 154 yards and two scores for the Ravens.  Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh says they can't look back at last season since they are not the same team.

A defense without Ray Lewis and Ed Reed pulled in three interceptions and allowed under 300 total yards.  Their Super Bowl counterpart did not fair as well. The San Francisco 49ers lost 10-6 to the Denver Broncos in their opener.

Cleveland Browns 27, St. Louis Rams 19

(Cleveland OH) -- Brandon Weeden won over some of his critics and got a skeptical town fired up about the season with an impressive preseason debut against the Rams Thursday night. Weeden did everything he set out to do in the first exhibition game - a 27-19 Browns victory at FirstEnergy Stadium -- and then some. In two series of work, he completed 10 of 13 attempts for 112 yards and a two-yard touchdown pass to Dion Lewis. By the time he gave way to Jason Campbell after the first play of the second quarter, he had put 10 points on the board on a field goal and the TD.


NFL Preseason Continues

The NFL preseason continue tonight. Among the matchups are the Patriots facing the Eagles, the Jets playing the Lions and the Cowboys taking on the Raiders. Last night, the reigning Super Bowl champion Ravens blasted the Buccaneers, 44-16.  The Bengals were also big winners, dropping the Falcons, 34-10. The NFC champion 49ers didn't get much going in a 10-6 loss to the Broncos.


Steelers WR Burress Has Tear In Shoulder

The Steelers could be without wide receiver Plaxico Burress for the rest of the season. reports Burress tore his rotator cuff in his right shoulder and will likely need season-ending surgery. Burress is in his second season back with the Steelers after spending 2011 with the New York Jets. Burress spent his first five years with the Steelers before heading to the New York Giants for four seasons.


Thursday, August 8 Scoreboard

NFL Preseason

Baltimore Ravens 44, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16

Washington Redskins 22, Tennessee Titans 21

Cincinnati Bengals 34, Atlanta Falcons 10

Cleveland Browns 27, St. Louis Rams 19

Denver Broncos 10, San Francisco 49ers 6

Seattle Seahawks 31, San Diego Chargers 10


Friday, August 9 Schedule (All Times Central)

NFL Preseason

6:30 p.m. - New York Jets at Detroit Lions

6:30 p.m. - New England Patriots at Philadelphia Eagles

6:30 p.m. - Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars

7:00 p.m. - Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers

7:00 p.m. - Houston Texans at Minnesota Vikings

7:00 p.m. - Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints

7:00 p.m. - Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers

9:00 p.m. - Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders