Joe Flacco and the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens will be taking their first steps toward making it back-to-back championships. Their first opponent in the preseason will be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay Florida
When: Thursday, August 8 at 9:00 PM EST
Ravens broadcast (Gerry Sandusky, Qadry Ismail, Stan White):
WBAL 11 (NBC – Baltimore)
WJLA 7 (ABC – Washington)
WHTM 27 (ABC – Harrisburg PA)
Comcast Sportsnet – tape delay
Buccaneers broadcast (Chris Myers, Ronde Barber):
WFLA 8 (NBC – Tampa) – tape delay
WFTV 9 (ABC – Orlando) – tape delay
WFTX 4 (FOX – Fort Myers)
WTLH 49 (FOX – Tallahassee)
Live Stream: NFL Game Rewind
Ravens Player to Watch: Matt Elam
Have to see how Matt Elam will step in at safety. The rookie should get plenty of playing time in the first preseason game and he will be looking to impress.
Buccaneers Player to Watch: Josh Freeman
This is a big year for Josh Freeman. He has weapons all around him and he will need to step up and get the football out to them. He just needs to manage the game.
Matchup to Watch: Doug Martin vs Baltimore Run Defense
The muscle hamster will not be in the game that long, but he still will be a player to watch and it will be interesting to see how the Ravens defense does trying to slow him down.
Since it is preseason, do we really care?
Ravens 13, Buccaneers 21