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Redskins @ Ravens Game Preview and Open Thread - Grossman Starting

First half game thread....finally the Redskins offense sees a good defense, who held down Philly well last week. Bruce Allen announced Rex Grossman will be the starter and that him and John Beck will rotate every couple series. 

Kickoff 8:00PM EST
TV Com
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Jaws, Gruden (Suzy Kolber sidelines)
Radio: ESPN 980 (regional station list)
Odds: Ravens -4 (opened at -6), Over/under 33.5
Not playing OUT: Chris Cooley, London Fletcher, Edgar Jones, Ryan Torain, Malcolm KellyBrandon Banks, Adam CarrikerLaRon Landry, and Kareem Moore
Former Redskins on BAL Casey Rabach, Cam Cameron was a QB coach for Skins '94-'96
Previous Meetings Ravens hold a 3-1 regular season advantage and 4-2 pre-season advantage.
Local connections - Kevin Barnes grew up in Glen Burnie, MD
- Tyrod Taylor, Justin Harper, Jason Murphy (VT Tech) and Torrey Smith, Domonique Foxworth, LaQuan Williams (UMD) play for BAL

Notes - Matt Birk is OUT for Ravens. Cofield vs Rabach time?
- Ravens lost 13-6 to Eagles last week
- Do Baltimore fans boo Beck?
- HB Blades and Joe Flacco were roommates at Pittsburgh

(H/T Redskins close the pre-season out Thursday night at home vs TAM at 7:30PM.

Flash from the Past Trivia: Who can name this Redskin? (click to enlarge)