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NFL Preseason Preview - Washington (2-0) at Baltimore (2-0)



By John McMullen, NFL Editor

(SportsNetwork.com) - After opening the 2014 preseason with consecutive home wins at FedExField, the Washington Redskins will make the short trip up I-95 to take on the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.

On Monday, the Redskins improved to 2-0 in dramatic fashion, defeating the Cleveland Browns, 24-23.

With the game deadlocked at 17, the teams traded touchdowns in the final few minutes, beginning with Colt McCoy's 30-yard touchdown strike to receiver Nick Williams with just over two minutes remaining.

The Browns responded with a 45-yard, Hail Mary touchdown pass from Connor Shaw to Emmanuel Ogbuehi with no time remaining before the Redskins successfully defended a two-point conversion attempt to seal the victory.

Robert Griffin III started for the 'Skins and finished 6-for-8 for 112 yards with an interception and a lost fumble. Kirk Cousins led the Redskins on a pair of scoring drives during his time under center, going 12-for-21 with 145 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

The Ravens also improved to 2-0 in practice games last week when Joe Flacco connected on 9-of-17 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown as Baltimore defeated the Dallas Cowboys 37-30.

Flacco, who began the game just 1-of-7 and played the entire first half, didn't see his first snap until the 3:25 mark of the opening frame as Baltimore put up two non-offensive touchdowns. Courtney Upshaw returned a fumble 26 yards for a touchdown and Deonte Thompson took a kickoff 108 yards for a score.

Torrey Smith hauled in a 19-yard TD reception from Flacco, Bernard Pierce carried the ball seven times for 55 yards and Ray Rice had just two totes for 21 yards in the triumph.

Saturday's preseason game between the two clubs will be the eighth in the series with Baltimore holding a 5-2 advantage. The Redskins have never won a preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium.

08/22 12:27:38 ET

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