Around the AFC North: Preseason Week one

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Around the AFC North: Preseason Week one

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 The Baltimore Ravens astonishingly won their 10th consecutive preseason game on Thursday night as they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 33-7. The rest of the AFC North played on Thursday night as well James Hurst Jersey , and as a whole, the division went 4-0. Cleveland BrownsIn a game featuring the top two picks from the 2018 NFL Draft, the Browns defeated the New York Giants 20-10. Cleveland saw strong performances from several members of their 2018 draft class. While quarterback Tyrod Taylor received the start and completed all five of his pass attempts, the first overall pick, Baker Mayfield, stole the show. Mayfield completed 11 of his 20 pass attempts and threw two touchdowns, including one to fellow rookie Antonio Callaway. His other touchdown pass went to 2016 first-round pick David Njoku, who also caught one from Taylor. Defensively, the Browns allowed a 39-yard run to Saquon Barkley on the first play from scrimmage. Cleveland’s first-team defense did hold New York’s first-team offense, without Odell Beckham Jr., to one field goal on two possessions. Newly signed linebacker Mychal Kendricks also recorded a sack on Eli Manning. The Browns did not sustain any significant injuries during their first preseason contest Authentic Marlon Humphrey Jersey , and during their game, free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant announced on Twitter that will visit Cleveland next week.The Browns will host the Buffalo Bills on Friday night in Week two of the preseason.Pittsburgh SteelersPittsburgh defeated the Eagles 31-14 in the battle of Pennsylvania. Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown among others did not play for Pittsburgh, but their offense was still explosive. Quarterback Landry Jones, who started the game for Pittsburgh, threw a 71-yard bomb to JuJu Smith-Schuster in the first quarter. Late in the second quarter, Josh Dobbs later threw a 29-yard strike to Damoun Patterson for a touchdown.Rookie wide receiver James Washington also caught two passes for 44 yards, including a 35-yard catch over a defender from fellow rookie Mason Rudolph. The former Oklahoma State quarterback finished with 101 passing yards and no touchdowns. The Steelers will travel to Green Bay to face the Packers in Week two of the preseason on Thursday night.Cincinnati BengalsThe Bengals defeated the Bears 30-27 in their preseason opener, and it was an impressive showing from Andy Dalton, who threw two touchdowns and a pick-six on his three drives. The only notable starters who did not play in this matchup for Cincinnati were Vontaze Burfict and Tyler Eifert. The only significant injury the Bengals suffered during this contest was to linebacker Vincent Rey, who reportedly sprained his ankle, per Aly Cohen.Seventh-round draft pick Auden Tate was one of the bright spots for Cincinnati as he caught a 33-yard touchdown. As for the other receivers Youth Lamar Jackson Jersey , Tyler Boyd caught a touchdown, A.J. Green caught two passes for 48 yards, and John Ross had an inconsistent night. Dalton was targeting Ross on his interception, but he slipped, which led to the easy interception. He bounced back on the next drive with a 20-yard reception.The Bengals are set to travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys on Saturday night in Week two of the preseason.Update: Ravens host workouts for ten offensive linemen The Ravens offensive line was a potential concern entering the season, and the unit’s performance in Week 2 demonstrated why. The line was thoroughly dominated throughout much of Thursday night’s match up against the Cincinnati Bengals. Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap and others wreaked havoc all game long. The Bengals totaled four sacks and eight quarterback hits. Joe Flacco had little time to throw or operate in the pocket, and it showed in his poor performance. The offensive line also struggled to open up holes in the running game. Baltimore combined for just 66 rushing yards on 22 attempts, good for an average of 3.0 YPC. Essentially, all five lineman struggled against the Bengals. Ronnie Stanley and James Hurst were beaten outside on numerous occasions, and Matt Skura was manhandled inside all night.Even Marshall Yanda had a sub par showing. For the first time since 2016 http://www.ravensauthorizedshops.com/authentic-willie-snead-iv-jersey , Yanda gave up multiple pressures in a game. Yanda allowed one hit and two hurries, as Geno Atkins proved to be a difficult match up. Things will not get any easier in the coming weeks. The Ravens face several stout defensive fronts in Denver, Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Von Miller, Bradley Chubb and Myles Garrett are premier, talented pass-rushers. It appears the Ravens may be looking to shake things up along the offensive line, specifically at the guard and center positions. Wesley Johnson, a former fifth-round pick in 2014 by the Steelers, spent the past three seasons with the New York Jets. He started eight games in 2016 and 15 games in 2017. Johnson joined the Lions this offseason, but was released in the preseason. Grasu was selected in the third-round of the 2015 draft by the Chicago Bears. After starting eight games his rookie season, Grasu tore his ACL and missed the entire 2016 season.He came back in 2017, but played in just six games and started in four. Grasu was released by the Bears several weeks ago. Jordan Morgan was also cut by Chicago and is the least experienced out of the three. After being drafted in the fifth-round of the 2017 draft Alex Collins Jersey , Morgan was placed on injured reserve and missed his entire rookie season. Johnson and Grasu both recently worked out with the Minnesota Vikings, but neither were signed to a deal. Both primarily play the center position, while Morgan is a guard. It remains to be seen if the Ravens are looking to alter up the starting lineup or merely boost the depth along the offensive line. John Harbaugh and company clearly recognize, however, that the group needs to be re-tooled.Update:According to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, Baltimore hosted ten offensive linemen for workouts, including the three mentioned by Ian Rapoport.