By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
It’s just the preseason, as both teams prepare for the upcoming season. Yet, the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens were able to play in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio to kick off the preseason schedule.
Both teams got to see their players in live action. And the Ravens escaped with a 17-16 win over the Bears on Thursday night.
Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III — who is looking to receive a job in the league after a year away — went 7 of 11 for 58 yards. He also had one touchdown and one interception.
Lamar Jackson, who the Ravens picked with the 32nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, went 4 of 10 for 33 yards. He also had one touchdown and one interception.
Josh Woodrum also saw some action, as he went 6 of 6 for 37 yards.
Gus Edwards led the Ravens in rushing, as he had 10 carries for 35 yards. Jackson also had eight carries for 25 yards.
Edwards also had a 23-yard reception. Tim White had two receptions for 20 yards. Hayden Hurst, the team’s other first-round draft pick, also had three receptions for 14 yards and a touchdown. Maxx Williams also had a five-yard touchdown reception.
Chase Daniel — who signed with the Bears in the off-season and is with his third-team in three-years — went 8 of 16 for 53 yards. He also had a touchdown and two interceptions.
Daniel will provide veteran leadership for Tyler Bray and Mitchell Trubisky. Bray went 18 of 34 for 181 passing yards. He also had a touchdown.
Benny Cunningham had six carries for 37 yards. Taquan Mizzell had five carries for 15 yards.
Javon Wims had seven receptions for 89 yards. Demarcus Ayers had five receptions for 46 yards. Josh Bellamy had two receptions for 28 yards. Tanner Gentry had three receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown. Michael Burton had two receptions for seven yards and a touchdown.
Daniel gave the Bears a 6-0 lead in the first quarter at 8:21 when he hit Burton for a four-yard touchdown. Cody Parkey converted the extra point.
Several minutes later, the Ravens tied the game at 7. Griffin III hit Williams for a five-yard touchdown. Kaare Vedvik made the extra point.
Then, with 1:42 left in the quarter, Vedvik also made a 31-yard field goal.
The Ravens then increased their lead to 17-7 in the third quarter. Jackson hit Hurst for an eight-yard touchdown. Vedvik then made the extra point for the ten-point lead.
In the fourth quarter, Parkey made a 22-yard field goal to cut the lead to 17-10. With 2:44 left in the contest, Bray hit Gentry for a 10-yard touchdown.