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put up 44 points against Tampa Bay, the most it has scored in a road game in franchise history! Just hold on, OK? Take a look at the starters' performance.
threw an interception on 7-of-9 passing in limited action. What's more,
Pro Football Talk
pointed out that the Ravens' starting receivers, Torrey Smith and
, had just two catches between them. The team is going to have to find guys who can catch the ball consistently, now that tight end
is out for the season with an injury and
left in free agency. Something tells me the Ravens won't be able to rely on Matt Furstenberg and
(three catches combined on Thursday night) once games start counting.
3. Chris Johnson is gonna have a HUUUUUUGE season for my fantasy team!
Yeah! Look at him rip off that 58-yard touchdown run! What a beast!! OK, did you watch it? Watch it again, just for me. Notice anything? Check out the size of that hole. Sure, CJ2K made a nice cutback, but good lord, there was a TON of running room there. I think you or I could have gained at least 30 yards on that play. Now, I'm not being a hater because I've used high draft picks on Johnson only to have my dreams crushed (it still stings) in years past, but I need to see more. No preseason game is going to do that for me, nor should it for you. Be smart on your draft day and don't reach high for him just yet.
4. The Redskins should trade Kirk Cousins while he's still hot!
The second-year signal-caller did an admirable job as the starter in
Robert Griffin III's
absence on Thursday, leading
down the field and firing a touchdown pass to
in the first quarter against the
. People on Twitter were buzzing:
Not so fast, guys. The smart move is for the Redskins to keep Cousins right where he is. Why? Because
hasn't proven that he can stay healthy. And until he does, Cousins could be in line for playing time if Griffin misses games here and there. He seems to be calm in the pocket and has confidence, which is something any NFL team would want. I'm not saying that Cousins doesn't have the talent to be a starter in this league, but right now he's far too valuable for Washington to deal away. And that TD celebration was just awful, Kirk. Clean it up, please. Children watch these games.
5. Norv Turner has worked his magic yet again!