The Commanders break the Ravens’ 24-game preseason winning streak behind Sam Howell and Joey Slye

The Baltimore Ravens broke their impressive preseason streak Monday night.

Washington Commanders kicker Joey Slye hit a 49-yard field goal for a 29-28 lead, and the team forced an interception on the Ravens' next drive to seal the win.


Sam Howell celebrates a TD

Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell, left, and wide receiver Dyami Brown celebrate after scoring a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, August 21, 2023, in Landover, Maryland. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Commanders quarterback Sam Howell was 19 of 28 with 188 passing yards and two touchdown passes. Jake Fromm was 10 of 16 with 91 yards and a touchdown pass.

“It's really not a real game, but at the same time, no matter what team you're on, you want to win,” Howell said. “Especially knowing what they had with their little vein on the other side.”

The loss ended the Ravens' 24-game winning streak last season. Baltimore's streak surpassed the Green Bay Packers' record of 19 set in the 1950s.

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Joey Slye kicks

Joey Slye of the Washington Commanders scores the winning field goal after a hold by punter Tress Way against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, August 21, 2023 in Landover, Maryland. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

“You never played the game,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “You were never out there in a pre-season game, you never fought for a place on the field. And yet you have the audacity to say that the effort someone puts into fighting and winning such a game is meaningless.” .

“I can't respect anyone who says that – because of the effort these guys put into it. And that's why I'm so proud of these guys, the way they fought. It doesn't matter if you win or lose. It.” It depends on how they've approached their business. And I'm proud of that and always will be.”

Josh Johnson and Anthony Brown each had two touchdowns as they competed to become Lamar Jackson's reserve. Johnson was 10 of 12 with 145 yards. Brown was 6 of 10 with 40 yards.

Josh Johnson throws

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Josh Johnson throws against the Washington Commanders, Monday, August 21, 2023, in Landover, Maryland. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


Both teams have one game left before the start of the regular season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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