Baltimore Ravens: Who Stood Out Against the Saints?

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Aug 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh stands on the sidelines during the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints the in a preseason NFL football game at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens’ first preseason game didn’t answer any of the position battles yet, but some younger players did their best to stand out. The starting offense gave a good example for the backups to try to follow on the opening drive in the 30-27 victory.

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With the New Orleans Saints kicking the ball out of the endzone, the special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg did not see much of the returners on kickoffs. Asa Jackson and Michael Campanaro shared the three returns from punts, but neither had any impressive returns.

The starting defense had a good start to the game, but the backups could not hold the momentum. The backup secondary resembled the poor execution from last season’s injured secondary.

However, the defense was missing several players due to injuries. Head coach John Harbaugh did not play anyone remotely banged up, so the starting defense wasn’t quite as complete as the offense.

Now, enough of the team as a whole, let’s take a look at my some standouts who helped themselves during the game.

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