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Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston answers readers' questions about the Ravens' loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 and more.

Did the offense play in any preseason games? The first half seemed like their first game together. -- Mike K., New Freedom, Pa.

Mike, yes, the Ravens offense played in the preseason. The problem is that the preseason doesn't matter. Every team plays a basic, vanilla package. It tells you nothing. To take it a step further, with the new rules in the collective bargaining agreement governing practice in the offseason, practice doesn't mean much either.

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