RadioOnFire.com – Trace McSorley will be too valuable for special teams with performances like this.
The rookie quarterback threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a score, helping the Baltimore Ravens beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-15 Thursday night for their 16th straight preseason win.
The game was stopped by the NFL with 11:43 remaining in the fourth quarter because of lightning after a short delay.
“I thought it was a good night just to come out and move the ball efficiently, take care of the football, play winning football,” McSorley said. “That was the goal.”
Carson Wentz again sat out for the Eagles, but several starters saw their first action this summer and Josh McCown made his debut after ending his brief retirement to play his 18th season.
With Ravens starter Lamar Jackson watching from the sideline and Robert Griffin III still out with a thumb injury, McSorley solidified his roster spot. The sixth-round pick from Penn State has also been practicing on special teams throughout training camp.
“I thought Trace did a heck of a job,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.
McSorley threw TD passes of 28 yards to Michael Floyd and 7 yards to Jaleel Scott. He scored on a run from 4 yards out.
The Ravens haven’t lost a preseason game since Sept. 3, 2015, against the Atlanta Falcons. They’ve won 35 of the last 44.
“I think it means a lot,” McSorley said of the streak. “At the end of the day, winning is what matters. Coach Harbaugh preaches winning all the time.”