Ravens Think Preseason Counts, Win On Third-String QB Bootleg
David Young 08:00 am, August 14th, 2015
Preseason football is an insult to sports fans and their wallets. It doesn't count. Your favorite players may not even play. And it is about as competitive as the Pro Bowl (NOT IN THE FACE! NOT IN THE FACE!). However, the fans that stayed for the whole Saints-Ravens preseason matchup were justly rewarded.
The Ravens jumped out to a 17-0 lead, but with 1:56 left in the game, the Saints went up 27-23 on a 3-yard rush by, well, that doesn't matter. So with the game on the line late in the 4th, it was Bryn Renner time! Who? Renner went 18-14 with the Carolina Tar Heels and is third on the depth chart at Ravens' QB. Not very impressive, huh. Hell, even his acting namesake plays the lamest of the Avengers. But in a drive where he converted a 4th-and-20 with a 22-yard connection, Renner was starting to look like Tony Stark.
So when it was 3rd and 1, they called number, um, 2 (yes, I had to look that up), and this happened:
YES! The naked bootleg! The Ravens won 30-27. And while the Raven may have now given away how and when they'll call the bootleg, screw it! They took the game seriously and gave the fans their money's worth.
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