Preseason rewind

THE BALTIMORE SUN

A recap of the Ravens' 24-3 loss at the Washington Redskins on Saturday:

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Chris Redman quarterbacked the Ravens into Washington territory four times in the second half, but he failed to produce a point. ... Rookie quarterback Kyle Boller was 7-for-7 for 59 yards in his last - and only productive - drive. ... Former Morgan State receiver Marc Lester had the Ravens' lone catch over 15 yards, pulling down a 36-yard reception. ... Right tackle Orlando Brown played in his first game in three years. ... In his first and only kickoff, Wade Richey placed the ball in the end zone for a touchback, the only one of the preseason for the Ravens. Richey is competing with J.R. Jenkins to become the team's kickoff specialist.

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With no one between him and the end zone, running back Chester Taylor dropped a swing pass on fourth down at the Redskins' 8-yard line. ... In his first NFL start, Boller completed seven of his first 13 throws for 42 yards. ... Return specialist Lamont Brightful couldn't hold onto his first punt after signaling a fair catch. The mistake led to the Redskins' first points of the game. ... In a span of six minutes in the first half, the defense was penalized four times for 40 yards. ... Fifteen of the Ravens' 31 completions went for short gains to their running backs. ... Receiver Marcus Robinson didn't have a catch and has just one reception for 13 yards after three preseason games. ... After allowing just one touchdown in 27 series this preseason, the defense gave up three touchdowns - including two in a three-minute span - to a once-struggling Washington offense. ... Taylor and Jamal Lewis averaged 2.6 yards on nine carries. ... The Ravens' offense failed to convert on 11 of 15 third downs.

Quotable

"I don't think we got anybody hurt. That's about the only thing we can draw from [the game]." Coach Brian Billick on the worst preseason loss in the franchise's eight-year history.

Stat to watch

1 - number of touchdowns for the offense in the past 25 possessions.

Countdown to season opener

13 days.

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