Ahead of their August 8th preseason matchup, the Ravens and Jaguars participated in joint practices this past Monday and Tuesday. Usually in joint practices, the pent-up aggression and August weather culminate in some sort of fight or conflict between the teams. This time around, however, the endeavor was productive for both parties involved.
Jacksonville and Baltimore have met just once before in the preseason in 2012, where the Ravens dominated 48-12. Baltimore would go on to win the Super Bowl that year with quarterback Joe Flacco winning MVP of the game.
Both teams will feature different Week 1 starting quarterbacks than they did a year ago, Lamar Jackson replacing Joe Flacco on the Ravens and Nick Foles replacing Blake Bortles on the Jaguars. Jackson won't see much time and with backup Robert Griffin III dealing with a thumb injury, Ravens third-string QB Trace McSorley will get a lot of snaps.
The Jaguars fell short of expectations in the 2018-2019 season, failing to make the playoffs after narrowly losing the AFC Championship to the New England Patriots just the year before. Foles will likely take some reps with the first-team on Thursday, but the team won't risk injury as he was their biggest free-agent acquisition.
Ahead of their matchup, here's everything you need to know to watch.
Ravens vs. Jaguars Preseason Game
What: Preseason Week 1
When: Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
TV Channel: NBC, KCBS (Los Angeles)
Live Stream: NBCSports.com, NBC Sports App
Radio: WBAL New Radio 1090 and 98Rock
ESPN 710 AM, JACK FM and 93.1 FM (Los Angeles)
Point Spread: Baltimore, -4.5
Weather: 92 degrees, mostly sunny
Week 1: Thursday, August 8 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, M&T Bank Stadium
Week 2: Thursday, August 15 vs. Green Bay Packers, M&T Bank Stadium
Week 3: Thursday, August 22 @ Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field
Week 4: Thursday, August 29 @ Washington Redskins, FedEx Field
Ravens 2019 Regular Season Schedule
Week 1: Sunday, September 8 @ Miami Dolphins, 1:00 p.m., Hard Rock Stadium
Week 2: Sunday, September 15 vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:00 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium
Week 3: Sunday, September 22 @ Kansas City Chiefs, 1:00 p.m., Arrowhead Stadium
Week 4: Sunday, September 29 vs. Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium
Week 5: Sunday, October 6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 p.m., Heinz Field
Week 6: Sunday, October 13 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium
Week 7: Sunday, October 20 @ Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m., CenturyLink Field
Week 8: Sunday, October 27: BYE
Week 9: Sunday, November 3 vs. New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium
Week 10: Sunday, November 10 @ Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m., Paul Brown Stadium
Week 11: Sunday, November 17 vs. Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. M&T Bank Stadium
Week 12: Monday, November 25 @ Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m., LA Memorial Coliseum
Week 13: Sunday, December 1 vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1:00 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium
Week 14: Sunday, December 8 @ Buffalo Bills, 1:00 p.m., New Era Field
Week 15: Thursday, December 12 vs. New York Jets, 8:20 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium
Week 16: Sunday, December 22 @ Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m., FirstEnergy Stadium
Week 17: Sunday, December 29 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium
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