The Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Redskins are locked into as competitive a game as the NFL preseason allows. The teams are knotted up, 21-21, after a 12-yard Anquan Boldin touchdown midway through the third quarter of their Thursday night exhibition.
Starting Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco remained in the game throughout much of the third quarter, finally exiting after throwing for 219 yards and two touchdowns, including a 35-yard bullet to Lee Evans that tied the score at 14-14 in the second.
Rookie Tyrod Taylor has now taken Flacco's place and will look to make his mark on the team. Though the 22-year-old's first series was an unsuccessful one, as the Ravens quickly went three-and-out.
Meanwhile, potential Redskins' quarterbacks Rex Grossman and John Beck have engaged in a fierce battle to earn the starting job, though tonight has definitely leaned farther towards Grossman. The former-Bear performed efficiently while leading Washington to multiple scoring drives, including a 24-yard touchdown bomb to Santana Moss. Beck, on the other hand, has looked overmatched, throwing a horrible downfield interception to Lardarius Webb.