I mean, honestly, is it really a rivalry when they only meet once every four years in a meaningful game?
Anyway, tonight might offer a glimpse into who might be the starting quarterback in Week 1 of the regular season.
On the Redskins side of the ball, there are a couple areas to look out for that I'll be analyzing in this slide show during the game. One of the first things is who is quarterbacking. Like I said above, whoever starts tonight could very well be the Week 1 starter.
The offensive line did great against the Steelers, but only okay against the Colts. They opened up some nice holes for the running backs, but both John Beck and Rex Grossman got pressured a little more than they should have. Tonight the line will get another test and we'll see how they respond.
The wide receiving core is still muddled. Outside of Santana Moss, it's hard to get a real grasp on who falls where. Tonight is the night for guys like Terrence Austin, Donte' Stallworth, Leonard Hankerson and Niles Paul to make a name for themselves.
The defense had played extremely well, and the Ravens offense has played a bit poorly. It's time to see which is true. If the 'Skins give up a lot of yards to the Ravens' starters, that could be a bad sign.
And lastly, if Ryan Torain gets to play, it will be interesting to see how he does given the pressure put on him by Tim Hightower and Roy Helu Jr.
I think the Redskins will continue their preseason dominance, which isn't saying much since these games don't mean anything.
However, the Ravens' starting offense has played very poorly in the first two weeks of the preseason and they do need to try and get something going.
I think the Redskins will start John Beck, and he'll continue what he started last week: not making any bone-head throws or trying to force anything.
Beck will take what the Ravens give him. With their secondary playing as poorly as it has, we might actually get to see him take a few shots down the field.
So far tonight on Monday Night Countdown (how hard is it for the world wide leader to get a "Thursday Night" graphic) the boys at ESPN have done a nice piece on Joe Flacco and his inability to beat division rival Pittsburgh.
This of course segwayed into a fifteen minute discussion about the Raven's and Steelers. I know it's the preseason and all but the least they could do is talk about the Redskins, at least for a second.
Well I should mention that they didn't do a little piece about John Beck and who they're not sure about him.
And just as I began this article they were all gushing about Cam Newton's touchdown run against the Bengals.
If I didn't know better I would have thought the Steelers and Ravens were facing off tonight. Oh CSN Washington how I miss you.
DeAngelo Hall read a hook route to perfection and jumped a Joe Flacco pass to Lee Evans to take it 50 yards for the touchdown.
The Redskins defense continues to impress in this preseason and are looking to be much improved over a year ago.
John Beck started his first drive of the night with a 33 yard pass to Anthony Armstrong. After an incomplete pass to Fred Davis, the Skins called Tim Hightower and he takes it 37 yards to the house for six.
Skins up 14-0 now on the Ravens.
Ravens scored a three yard touchdown after the Redskins special teams ran into the Ravens punter on 4th and 5 which gave the Ravens a breath of life which they didn't squander.
If there has been an Achilles heel of the Redskins in the preseason it's been penalties on special teams.
Once again a Redskins penalty extends a drive for the Ravens and allow them to even the score at 14.
A holding call on Safety Reed Doughty led to a first down for the Ravens when they were deep in Skins territory and the Ravens would drive 96 yards for the tying touchdown.
It looked like the Redskins were going to have to settle for a field goal when the Ravens came on a blitz on 3rd and 10 from the Ravens 20. Rex Grossman had no other option but to throw the ball away.
However, Rex Grossman was called for a delay of game. The next play he hit a wide open Santana Moss for a 25 yard touchdown.
It's Redskins 21 Ravens 14 at the half.
The Ravens offense just proved that if, given the chance, their offense looks effective against a teams number two defense.
The Ravens drove 80 yards and capped it off with a touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Anquan Boldin.
The Redskins drive 97 yards to break a 21-21 tie with a lot of John Beck to Terrence Austin.
The drive ended with a 13 yard wide receiver screen to Terrence Austin when the Ravens came with an all out blitz.
Billy Cundiff adds three points to make the score 28-24 as the Ravens and Redskins take turns scoring.
And as the Redskins come back onto the field we get to see Kellen Clemens for the first time tonight so it looks like the Rex Grossman vs John Beck round two is over.
After the defense recovered a Ravens' fumble Kellen Clemens led the Redskins on a three-and-out drive that lead to a Graham Gano 48 yard attempt, which he in fact made to extend the Redskins lead back to 7.
Okay, this is starting to get ridiculous. Who would have thought a game played between the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens would have 10 scores. My fingers are getting tired.
Well Billy Cundiff just added another field goal to make the score 31-27 Redskins.
With just over five minutes left in the game we'll have to see if these two teams not known for scoring light it up even more.
Once again the Redskins special teams falter.
With poor coverage down field they gave the Ravens the ball inside the Redskins thirty and they would score a touchdown with just 21 second to play to go up 34-31.