The Washington Commanders ended the Baltimore Ravens’ 24-game preseason win streak with Monday night’s 29-28 victory.
Commanders’ fans weighed in on each of the three quarterbacks, owner Josh Harris and head coach Ron Rivera icing his own kicker late in the game. And, of course, fans of both teams took shots at the other.
For years, Baltimore took pride in its preseason winning streak, but now that it’s gone, the Commanders had some fun on Monday night, and Baltimore fans responded with……” yeah, but…..”
Whether Baltimore likes it or not, this isn’t Daniel Snyder’s Washington NFL team anymore.
Here are some of the best and most interesting reactions from Monday night’s game.
Baltimore fans have selective memories of cheap shots.
Commanders OL Nick Gates with a ridiculous cheap shot on Ravens DB Ar’Darius Washington
Fight ensues pic.twitter.com/m4FOMJa9T4
— Kevin Oestreicher (@koestreicher34) August 22, 2023
Now, here are two from last week, one of which has Washington cornerback Danny Johnson on the injured list.
— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) August 15, 2023
Nothing too serious. It’s football.
🎥 WMAR pic.twitter.com/QrKMf7wHYj
— Chad Ricardo (@RealChadRicardo) August 16, 2023
Rivera icing Joey Slye late in the game
omggg Ron Rivera iced his own kicker
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) August 22, 2023
Only Ron Rivera would ice his own kicker, now that Nathaniel Hackett isn’t a HC anymore.
— Too Mutch Sauce (@Bmutch) August 22, 2023
Terry McLaurin walking back to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/vStzTWpCpI
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 22, 2023
Terry McLaurin injury –
Likely Right High Ankle sprain suffered here, but seems like it would be on the mild side.
We know high ankle sprains can be problematic though, so keep an eye on this one with only 3 weeks to go to Wk1.
Bet he plays but could be impacted. pic.twitter.com/e0YF6SrllJ
— Jeff Mueller, PT, DPT (@jmthrivept) August 22, 2023
Terry McLaurin got hurt in this game because Ron Rivera wanted to play his starters to end a preseason streak. You can’t make this shit up.
— Tone DeShields (@TDesh10) August 22, 2023
Ron Rivera sacrificing Terry McLaurin’s health to end Baltimore’s meaningless preseason win streak has to be the dumbest coaching move of all time.
— Ernie (@es3_09) August 22, 2023
DON’T SLEEP on the Washington Commanders man. The offensive weapons will certainly make Sam Howell’s job easier, but Howell has the talent to MAXIMIZE HIS OPPORTUNITY as QB1. New OC Eric Bieniemy likes his ability paired with all the versatile playmakers with SPEED and SKILL the… pic.twitter.com/WpgE6wD9az
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 22, 2023
Once Sam Howell eliminates taking the sacks, woof, he’s starting to look like dare I say…HIM pic.twitter.com/bE2q1pWVOn
— Lynnell Willingham (@Nell_BTP) August 22, 2023
I love how Sam Howell is operating right now. Looks really smooth and he’s playing really efficient ball. This offense will work if you know how to work it, and he certainly looks the part. Lots of 3×1 formations, which is a staple of any Reid offense.
— Honest NFL (@TheHonestNFL) August 22, 2023
Do not wave an empty hand near Commanders owner Josh Harris. He will attempt to shake it awkwardly. pic.twitter.com/sq2y70YXGW
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) August 22, 2023
Awkward Josh Harris moment! pic.twitter.com/kp5tA5xcPu
— Scott Jennings (@ScottJenningsHH) August 22, 2023
Commanders have never lost under owner Josh Harris.
— John Keim (@john_keim) August 22, 2023
This isn’t “Happy Thanksgiving” level awkward by Josh Harris but it definitely was awkward!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/n4czmKBUW7
— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) August 22, 2023
Live look at Rachan Wildgoose coverage pic.twitter.com/z4AWztiQqV
— John Tayman (@BangRadioHour) August 22, 2023
Wildgoose gave it all back in just two plays. Goodbye!!!
— Ken Johannesen (@BurgundyBurner) August 22, 2023
— Commanders Squad CLT (@CommandersCLT) August 22, 2023
Wildgoose bout to be on a farm somewhere chasing wild geese this season lol
— PoeticGenius916 (@CMont916) August 22, 2023
Harbaugh's preseason streak
— 𝐓𝐞𝐞 𝐅𝐢𝐞𝐥𝐝𝐬 (@EDCburner) August 22, 2023
John Harbaugh for the rest of the offseason pic.twitter.com/AnM31kzvvB
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) August 22, 2023
John Harbaugh punishing the backups and 3rd stringers for ruining the preseason win streak pic.twitter.com/HRC7U0gBSW
— Tobi Altizer (@Tobi_Altizer) August 22, 2023