Ravens extend NFL record for consecutive preseason wins after Thursday win over Titans

USA today

No. 21 is now synonymous with the longest winning streaks in NFL regular and preseason history. the 2003-04 Patriots won 21 consecutive games, an NFL record. On Thursday night, the Ravens won their 21st straight preseason game after earning a 23-10 decision against the Tennessee Titans.

Baltimore hasn’t lost a preseason game since 2016. Joe Flacco was their starting quarterback when the streak began, while Steve Smith Jr., who last year was eligible for Hall of Fame induction professional football for the first time, was heading into his final season in the NFL. Baltimore’s roster also included Terrell Suggs, who was entering his penultimate season with the franchise.

Besides not losing preseason games, another constant in Baltimore over the past six years has been kicker Justin Tucker, entering his 11th season with the Ravens. Tucker’s field goals of 47, 25 and 47 yards Thursday night helped Baltimore earn the win after falling behind midway through the second quarter.

The Ravens won Thursday’s game by winning the rotation margin while keeping the Titans 1-of-3 in redzone efficiency. One of those turnovers was won by Kyle Hamilton, the Ravens’ first-round pick in last year’s draft.

Baltimore won despite the efforts of Malik Willis, the Titans rookie quarterback who overcame a slow start to score his first NFL touchdown, a 7-yard run early in the second quarter. Speaking of quarterbacks, the Ravens got a good night out from Tyler Huntley, who completed all but two of his 18 pass attempts, including his game-winning touchdown pass to Shemar Bridges.

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