preseason recaps

August 24, 2008

: Game 1:

When: : Aug. 7

Where:: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

What happened: : In five series, starter Kyle Boller completed 11 of 15 passes (which included two drops) for 102 yards but threw an interception and fumbled once.

Big plays: : Ravens newcomer Fabian Washington intercepted two passes, including one at the Ravens' 9-yard line. Kick returner Yamon Figurs had a 52-yard punt return.

Game 2:

When: : Aug. 16

Where: : M&T Bank Stadium

What happened: : Starter Troy Smith had more yards rushing (35) than passing (25). Boller didn't lead the offense past the Vikings' 38-yard line. And both threw interceptions on their last passes of the game.

Big plays: : On the Ravens' second offensive play, rookie running back Ray Rice had a 42-yard scamper. Derrick Martin returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown.

Game 3:

When: : Last night

Where:: Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis

What happened:: First-round draft choice Joe Flacco started in place of Smith, who sat out with a stomach ailment. Flacco was forced to play the entire game because Boller was also out with a shoulder injury.

Big plays: : Passes of 30 and 15 yards to Derrick Mason in a 61-yard touchdown drive.

: : Game 4

Falcons@Ravens:

When:: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where:: M&T Bank Stadium

TV:: Ch. 11, MASN

Radio: : 1090 AM, 97.9 FM

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