Baltimore Ravens: Winners and Losers from Preseason Opener

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Baltimore Ravens: Winners and Losers from Preseason Opener
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Although they ultimately defeated the Atlanta Falcons 31-17, the Baltimore Ravens can't be feeling too good about their performance on Thursday night. It's only the first preseason game so there is time to fix the team's problems, many of which were on display during the first half when starters were playing.

The defense was picked apart by Matt Ryan, particularly the secondary which gave up some long plays. The offense was abysmal in the first quarter where they totaled nine offensive yards in the first quarter. Even the special teams unit was a mess, allowing a long punt return early on.

Yet despite the 10-point deficit the starters had in the second quarter, the backups played well enough to come back and win the game. There were definitely some great performances by several of these backups as the Ravens shut out the Falcons in the second half and then won the game by 14 points.

Here's a look at the Ravens winners and losers from Thursday night. 

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