Baltimore Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson (27) runs past the Atlanta Falcons defense during the first half of an NFL football preseason game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
The Baltimore Ravens finished their preseason schedule with a 1-3 record following a 20-19 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 3 in Atlanta.
Most of Baltimore and Atlanta’s starters sat the game out; the final week of the preseason being traditionally reserved for backup players fighting for a roster spot, and for the starters to rest before the season begins.
But Ravens fans, however, did get a chance to see a few impact players. Third-year receiver Marlon Brown is expected to see ample playing time during the regular season and could potentially start opposite veteran receiver Steve Smith, Sr. Brown hauled in three catches for 64 yards, including a 42-yard catch on a deep pass from backup quarterback Matt Schaub.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub (8) hands the ball off to Baltimore Ravens running back Terrence Magee (30) during the first half of an NFL football preseason game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson )
Schaub only played a few series before giving way to third-string QB Bryn Renner. Schaub completed all seven of his pass attempts for 88 yards. Renner was 18-of-24 for 128 yards and two touchdowns.
On defense, defensive tackle Christi Bilukidi also received playing time against Atlanta, despite expectations that he will start for the Ravens during the regular season. Bilukidi led Baltimore with six tackles against the Falcons.
Baltimore also let some of its usual starters on special teams play against Atlanta, including kicker Justin Tucker and return specialist Asa Jackson. Tucker converted both of his field goal attempts, including a 45-yard field goal in the second quarter. Jackson also impressed with a 53-yard punt return that he nearly broke loose for a touchdown.
Baltimore will open its 2015 season against the Broncos on Sept. 13 in Denver. Kickoff is set for 4:15 p.m. Eastern.