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Preston: After laugher of an opener, Ravens prepare for real prime-time test in short week

Preston: After laugher of an opener, Ravens prepare for real prime-time test in short week

Now that the Ravens concluded what should be considered their sixth preseason game Sunday with a 47-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills, it’s time for the 2018 regular season to begin.

We’re talking about the real NFL.

The Ravens travel to Cincinnati on Thursday night for the Bengals’ home opener at Paul Brown Stadium. As impressive as the Ravens were and as much excitement as they created against Buffalo, the game had the flavor of a preseason contest.

It was as if the Ravens’ first string played against the Bills’ third teamers. By midway through the third quarter, the Ravens had started to empty their bench, and the only remaining questions were if the Ravens would score...

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