BALTIMORE—Those hoping for the Redskins to come out in their first preseason game against the Ravens and cruise down the field for a touchdown were instead treated to two three-and-outs.
Washington received the ball first Thursday night, and on their first play from scrimmage, Kirk Cousins slightly overthrew an open Terrelle Pryor over the middle.
The play would've gone for a first down, and showed that while Pryor has shined throughout training camp, he and his QB still have to fine tune some things.
The rest of the offense's time on the field was hampered by poor play by the offensive line, particularly up the middle.
Cousins was sacked on third down on the Redskins' first drive, and on the next sequence, Rob Kelley had no chance of picking up a third-and-1 because a few Ravens got hold of him before he even reached the line of scrimmage.
On the night, Cousins was 1 of 2 for 5 yards. Kelley had the lone reception.
One of the best NFL traditions is fans short-circuiting when their favorite franchise sputters a bit in the first exhibition contest. Cousins' agent is familiar with this yearly pastime:
Next week, Cousins and Co. will have a chance to pick things up on Saturday, Aug. 19 vs. the Packers.