Which Washington Commanders players helped themselves most during the team's preseason win over the Baltimore Ravens?
The Washington Commanders played a very good game against the Baltimore Ravens. Some problems arose and this team is far from a finished product, there will be more to come on that at a later date. Today, let’s look at some players who stood out.
For the most part, these are not starters. Neither are they bubble players fighting for roster spots. These are mostly backups, and one of the signs that this team is headed in the right direction is that its reserves – at most positions – are improving year by year.
Indeed, that’s the single biggest reason that they were able to end the Ravens’ 24-game preseason winning streak. Baltimore hasn’t won that many warmup games because their starters are so much better than everybody else’s. Most preseason games are won or lost because of the backups.
Baltimore, among the best-run franchises in the NFL, routinely has solid rosters top-to-bottom. That is why they can lose significant players and still make the playoffs more often than not.
That said, these five Commanders players showed that they can contribute valuable minutes when called upon in 2023.