CHARLOTTE, NC — Many of the Baltimore Ravens players were unaware that they had made NFL history until coach John Harbaugh walked into the locker room and told them after Saturday night’s 20-3 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Tyler Huntley threw for 187 yards and the Ravens set an NFL record with their 19th straight preseason win.
Nate McCrary and Ty’Son Williams rushed for touchdowns for the Ravens, which equaled the mark of Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers, who had a 19-game winning streak in exhibitions from 1959-62.
“It’s a good feeling because you can see the kind of culture that we have as an organization,” said Huntley, who played almost the entire game. “We strive to win every time we step onto the field. It shows you how much depth you have.”
Harbaugh said while some critics might dismiss the performance because it’s preseason, he doesn’t.
“I believe that everything in life has a purpose,” Harbaugh said. “…It’s something only one other team has done, Vince Lombardi Packers, and I think that’s remarkable.”
Lamar Jackson didn’t play for the Ravens.
McCrary rushed for 64 yards and Williams 47 yards, including a crunchy 20-yard total as the Ravens defeated the Panthers 167-33 on the ground.
Huntley started slowly, missing on his first four passes, including selections. But he began to warm up against Carolina’s second line of defense, completing 15 of his next 16 passing attempts.
“I just needed to get into a rhythm and get us on track,” Huntley said.
Sam Darnold had his first quarterback action for Carolina but left after a seven-game streak.
Darnold started the drive at the Baltimore 33 after Derrick Brown tapped Huntley’s pass at the line of scrimmage and edge rusher Haason Reddick, who had fallen back for cover, grabbed the simple interception.
But after a 16-yard completion from Darnold to former New York Jets teammate Robby Anderson and a 9-yard run from Chuba Hubbard, the Panthers’ drive quickly faltered. With a first-and-goal at the Ravens 6, Darnold threw away a pass while under pressure, and the Ravens plugged three running plays from Hubbard to take the downs. DeShon Elliott came in fourth with the big stop and goal at the 1 after Hubbard appeared to make a bad cutback.
“We just wanted to keep our basic stuff going,” said Panthers coach Matt Rhule. “We didn’t have our goal-line packages and all those little things out there.”
Darnold said it didn’t matter.
“We should be able to score with our base games,” Darnold said. “We should have bagged it.”
The Panthers didn’t play running back Christian McCaffrey, who had 29 touchdowns in 51 games.
Darnold said it’s good to get his feet wet in a game and hopes to play more in Carolina’s third preseason game.
“We just want to keep building on that first drive — obviously getting touchdowns — but just continue to see good operation, get in and out of the crowd and do the right checks and be all together and then hit it in the end zone,” Darnold said .
Will Grier replaced Darnold and played into the third quarter, completing 11 of 14 passes for 144 yards. PJ Walker finished for Carolina and was 1 of 8 for 8 yards, further muddying Carolina’s No. 2 quarterback situation.
Grier said the Ravens’ defense threw a lot of blitz packages at the Panthers.
“They do a lot of different things, probably more exotic than anything I’ve seen preseason,” Grier said.
Carolina’s offensive struggles continued into the red zone, where it’s one of seven touchdowns preseason.
Baltimore started just five regular starters on offense, with receivers sitting out Sammy Watkins and Marquise Brown. The team’s leading receiver was fourth-string Josh Oliver, who caught seven of the ten passes thrown to him for 50 yards.
Panthers second-round draft pick Terrace Marshall Jr. had another big play when he hauled in a 34-yard catch from Grier and ended with three catches for 50 yards. The LSU rookie wide receiver had three receptions for 80 yards, including a 60-yard catch against the Indianapolis Colts last week.
For the first time in franchise history, the Panthers had two male cheerleaders on the sidelines as part of their 20-man cheerleading team.
Ravens: Backup linebacker L.J. Fort was eliminated in the first half with a knee injury and did not return.
Panthers: Backup safety Kenny Robinson left the game in the third quarter with a knee injury.
Ravens: in Washington on August 28th.
Panthers: host Pittsburgh on Friday night.
What is the Panthers 2021 schedule?
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- Sunday 12 September. vsNY Jets. 1:00 p.m. ET | CBS. …
- Sunday 19 September. vs New Orleans. 1:00 p.m. ET | FOX. …
- Thursday, September 23 in Houston. 8:20 p.m. ET | NFLN. …
- Sunday October 3rd in Dallas. 1:00 p.m. ET | FOX. …
- Sunday, Oct. 10 vs. Philadelphia. …
- Sunday 17th Oct vsMinnesota. …
- Sunday, Oct. 24 at NY Giants. …
- Sunday Oct. 31 in Atlanta.
What is the Panthers’ bye week? NFL 2022 schedule: The Panthers’ farewell is said to come in week 13.
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Are the Ravens sold out? M&T Bank Stadium has a capacity of over 71,000 and has not had a sold out game since a divisional round game against the Tennessee Titans on January 11, 2020. The Ravens opened the 2020 season without fans. governor
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