The NFL preseason does not technically mean all that much when it comes to records, but don’t tell that to the Baltimore Ravens.
The Baltimore Ravens have dominated the NFL preseason in a way that no other team ever has in the history of the NFL, winning an NFL record 24 consecutive NFL preseason games going back to 2015. And as league insider Adam Schefter of ESPN points out, they have a chance to extend that streak this week with a showdown against the Washington Commanders.
“Heading into tonight’s matchup vs. the Commanders — for whatever it’s worth and whatever it means — Baltimore now has won an NFL record 24 straight preseason games. The Ravens last lost a preseason game Sept. 3, 2015,” Schefter said in a tweet.
Heading into tonight’s matchup vs. the Commanders — for whatever it’s worth and whatever it means — Baltimore now has won an NFL record 24 straight preseason games. The Ravens last lost a preseason game Sept. 3, 2015. pic.twitter.com/jkGL7vpiJY
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2023
Obviously, the Baltimore Ravens would prefer to have a regular-season winning streak spanning 24 games, but it’s still an impressive record nonetheless. And as a result, the NFL world had plenty to say about it on social media this week.
— Josh Taylor (@JoshTaylorFB) August 21, 2023
Just my opinion:
The preseason streak is fun.
If the streak continues, great.
If the streak ends, cool.
But I’m not sure why fans actively root for the streak to end. https://t.co/o8rSofJmx6
— The Ravens Realm (@RealmRavens) August 21, 2023
This continuing to be pushed (and skewed) nationally is laughable. Shouldn’t be a storyline. 🤦🏼♂️ https://t.co/DBI2flrtub
— Bobby Trosset (@bobbybaltimoree) August 21, 2023
Why is it suddenly the cool thing to hate this “streak” it’s a fun stat and gives more meaning to those games. Fuck it I hope we never lose again. https://t.co/E2CitFYqtK
— Lamar Translator (@LJTranslator) August 21, 2023
That streak ends tonight… I’m tired of hearing about it. https://t.co/SVha3Fa77H
— Zac (@DCzWall) August 21, 2023
Washington has earned the title, “Streak Killers.”
— The Podfather (@TheBurgundyZone) August 21, 2023
It’s worth noting that throughout the Ravens’ 24-game preseason winning streak, they’ve beaten Washington more than any other team in the league, notching six preseason wins against the team since the 2015 season.
We’ll have to see how this matchup turns out.