Baltimore Ravens vs. Washington Redskins: 5 Keys to Victory

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The Baltimore Ravens will take on the Washington Redskins in the third preseason game for the second consecutive year as both teams are preparing for the dress rehearsal for the 2015 NFL season.

The Ravens are coming off a disappointing performance over the Philadelphia Eagles. The first-team offense was held scoreless and the defense couldn’t get off the field because of lackluster play and penalties.

Meanwhile, the Redskins are coming off a 21-17 win over the Detroit Lions, but the headline of the game was a hit on quarterback Robert Griffin III that forced him to leave the game in the second quarter with a concussion. 

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This figures to be the final tuneup for both teams before entering the regular season. Most of the starters figure to not play at all next week, and several players will be fighting for playing time and roster positions.

This is a good matchup for the Ravens to judge where they are at this point of the season. Many expect John Harbaugh’s team back in the mix of playoff contenders, while the Redskins have been predicted by many to finish last in the NFC East.

Washington will not lay down for the Ravens, though. Baltimore needs to come out and strong and take it to an inferior opponent. Here are the five keys to a Ravens win on Saturday night.

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