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Ravens vs. Eagles preseason: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Ravens vs. Eagles preseason: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The preseason doesn't count, but if it did the Ravens would be in pretty good shape. Two weeks in, the team has picked up two victories against the Jaguars and Packers. 

Though the results don't mean much in the grand scheme of things, the first eight quarters of action have allowed for different players in different positions to gain valuable reps and try and make a name for themselves as roster cuts and final decisions loom.

Week 3, however, should give us a more in-depth or first-look at some of the probable starters for Baltimore on both offense and defense. Even with Week 3 typically being the game when the main guys take a more extended role, things won't change for Lamar Jackson. He'll still take his standard 20 reps as the Ravens don't want to switch things up.

Making some dazzling plays at times, how will Jackson and the rest of the offense look against the talented Philadelphia defense? Will the defense continue its dominance? That and more will be answered on Thursday.

Here's everything you need to know.

Ravens vs. Eagles Preseason Game

Who: Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles

What: Preseason Week 3

When: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m. ET

Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

TV Channel: NBC (WBAL-TV)

Live Stream: NBCSports.com, NBC Sports App

Radio: WBAL New Radio 1090 AM, 98Rock WBAL, 101.5 FM

Point Spread: Baltimore, -5

Over/Under: 35.5

Weather: 91 degrees, chance of thunderstorms during the evening

Ravens Preseason Schedule

Week 1: Thursday, August 8 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (29-0, W)

Week 2: Thursday, August 15 vs. Green Bay Packers, M&T Bank Stadium (26-13, W)

Week 3: Thursday, August 22 @ Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field

Week 4: Thursday, August 29 @ Washington Redskins, FedEx Field

Ravens 2019 Regular Season Schedule

Week 1: Sunday, September 8 @ Miami Dolphins, 1:00 p.m., Hard Rock Stadium

Week 2: Sunday, September 15 vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:00 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium 

Week 3: Sunday, September 22 @ Kansas City Chiefs, 1:00 p.m., Arrowhead Stadium

Week 4: Sunday, September 29 vs. Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium 

Week 5: Sunday, October 6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 p.m., Heinz Field

Week 6: Sunday, October 13 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium 

Week 7: Sunday, October 20 @ Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m., CenturyLink Field

Week 8: Sunday, October 27: BYE

Week 9: Sunday, November 3 vs. New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium 

Week 10: Sunday, November 10 @ Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m., Paul Brown Stadium

Week 11: Sunday, November 17 vs. Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. M&T Bank Stadium 

Week 12: Monday, November 25 @ Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m., LA Memorial Coliseum

Week 13: Sunday, December 1 vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1:00 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium

Week 14: Sunday, December 8 @ Buffalo Bills, 1:00 p.m., New Era Field

Week 15: Thursday, December 12 vs. New York Jets, 8:20 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium

Week 16: Sunday, December 22 @ Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m., FirstEnergy Stadium

Week 17: Sunday, December 29 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium

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Lamar Jackson’s play this season has begun to make some analysts and fans backtrack 

Lamar Jackson’s play this season has begun to make some analysts and fans backtrack 

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Lamar Jackson is starting to make people reconsider what they think of him. 

After the Ravens’ 49-13 win over the Bengals on Sunday, the rest of the NFL is starting to take notice about Lamar Jackson’s status in the NFL. Especially considering his spin move through the Bengals defense.

Hall of Fame NFL general manager Bill Polian recently admitted that he was wrong when he said that Jackson should be an NFL wide receiver during his draft process in 2018.

“I was wrong, because I used the old, traditional quarterback standard with him, which is clearly why John Harbaugh and Ozzie Newsome were more prescient than I was,” Polian told USA TODAY Sports. 

Jackson is currently building an MVP case for himself and is on-pace for over 30 touchdowns and nearly 5,000 yards of total offense. 

It’s a nice change of pace for the 22-year-old quarterback in his second year as a pro. Jackson had to face heavy criticism after he left Louisville for a variety of reasons headed into the draft. Even after he took over as the Ravens quarterback, those evaluations persisted. 

“We always knew what he was about,” Ravens center Matt Skura said. “We always knew his ability to make plays and all that stuff. I think it’s just people right now seeing it on a much larger scale and it’s just getting the attention now.”

At this point, however, it’s clear that not only is Jackson a quarterback, he might even be the MVP of the league.

Of the five quarterbacks drafted in the first round of the 2018 Draft, only four are starting and just two have led their teams to a winning record. Jackson leads all of his draft counterparts in total yards and total touchdowns. 

But as anyone in the Ravens’ locker room will say, the accolades don’t concern Jackson — only the record does.

“I think he’s more concerned with winning than anything,” Orlando Brown Jr. said. “As individuals, we’ve all got people to prove wrong and things that we used to put a chip on our shoulder. At the end of the day, I know he’s more concerned with winning more than anything.”

Still, it’s noteworthy that it only took Jackson a complete season of starts, through two partial seasons, to begin the backtracking across the NFL landscape.

“If you watch ESPN or you watch TV, it’s going to come up no matter what,” Skura said. “Even on your Instagram feed it’s going to come up. I think for a lot of us, just in one ear and out the other as far as people pumping us up. You’ve kind of got to stay level-headed and ride the rollercoaster, so to say.”

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Hayden Hurst set on helping those with depression, anxiety with new documentary titled “Headstrong”

Hayden Hurst set on helping those with depression, anxiety with new documentary titled “Headstrong”

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Hayden Hurst immediately saw the impact of his documentary last week when, just hours after it aired, people reached out to him to tell their stories. 

Hurst was a part of a documentary titled “Headstrong” that aired on NBC Sports Washington last week, which detailed his struggles with depression and anxiety as a baseball player. The documentary will air on NBCSN on Nov. 20.

Now, Hurst is reaching out to tell his story in hopes of impacting those who struggle with mental illness, as he did.

“I think it’s going to reach a lot of people,” Hurst said. “Some people even reached out to tell me stuff that affects them in their lives. It’s very cool, it’s very humbling.”

Hurst was a standout baseball player in high school and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 17th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He signed immediately and began his professional baseball career. 

But shortly thereafter, Hurst developed the “Yips,” and he was unable to throw strikes like he once did. On the mound, his hands shook when he attempted to pitch. Off the field, his condition began to deteriorate. 

He said he began to self-medicate and that’s when he started to seek help. 

After he retired from baseball, he decided to play football at the University of South Carolina and began to treat his mental illness. In 2018, he was a first-round pick of the Ravens.

“It’s night and day from where I was,” Hurst said. “Back in the baseball days, my lack of success in baseball kind of led to my off the field issues. I kind of self-medicated a little bit to make everything go away. Where I’m at now, I’m so much more mature, I’m so much more in-tune with the person that I am, I’m close with my family.”

Hurst is now set out on telling his story to help others who might be in the same situation that he was in. With his background as a professional baseball and football player, he’s hopeful that people will see his situation and feel compelled to talk about what they’ve been going through.

“I really want to tell my story so I get it out there and people can relate to it and they can see it and read it and see the silver lining in it,” Hurst said. “I think a lot of people struggle with things and not a lot of people like talking about it.”

It’s difficult for him to make speeches and speak with others during the NFL season, but he’s got plans to travel to Columbia, South Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida to reach out to people who might be in need of help in the offseason.

He’s already begun work in Baltimore and wants to continue to help through his foundation, the Hayden Hurst Family Foundation. 

For now, though, he wants everyone to know that it’s OK to not be OK. Hurst’s story proves that. 

“I think more people are affected by it than we think,” Hurst said. “It’s a sensitive topic and not many people like talking about it. I’m in a position where — this sounds worse than it is — I really don’t care what people think about me. I am who I am, it’s part of the make up of who I am and I’m going to tell my story.”

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