Alexander Pyles, Ravens editor: Here's the good news: most of the first quarter was exactly what the team and fans needed after last weekend. Joe Flacco connected on a long touchdown pass to Steve Smith Sr., Terrell Suggs snared an interception and the Ravens led, 13-0, after 15 minutes of football. Here's the bad news: Smith was ejected for his part in a fight on the field, coach John Harbaugh got into a shouting match with Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden and the Ravens' defensive reserves allowed the Redskins to come back for a 31-13 win. We also still can't be sure the receivers behind Smith can be depended on in the regular season. So, what can we be sure of? Not much, but that shouldn't be a surprise -- the preseason has rarely been a good indicator of how a team will perform in the regular season. With most starters likely to sit out Thursday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, the next chance we'll have to evaluate this team is Sept. 13 in the regular-season opener against the Denver Broncos.