Join Alan Zlotorzynski from the Birds of Baltimore and Stephen Shoup of Fanspeak.com as they get you set for The Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins pre-game show.
The Ravens can help their Beltway neighbors tremendously today with a victory. Earning the playoffs for an NFL-best five years in a row, the Baltimore Ravens will try to secure a second-consecutive AFC North title when they host the New York Giants this Sunday, Dec. 23. The Ravens, now 9-5 after losing three in a row for the first time since 2009, need to win one of their final two contests to win the division. The Giants, who have lost two of their last three, are 8-6 and tied for the top spot in the NFC East with Dallas and the Washington Redskins.
Speaking of the Redskins, they travel to face the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16 in search of their sixth-straight win. Washington can clinch their first playoff berth since 2007 with a win combined with losses by the Bears, Giants and Vikings. The Redskins improved to 8-6 this season as fourth-round rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins made his first career NFL start and completed 26-of-37 passes for 329 yards with two touchdowns in a 38-21 win at Cleveland.
With an 8-6 record, the Redskins are tied with the New York Giants atop the NFC East but hold the tiebreaker over New York by virtue of the team’s divisional records (3-1 for Washington, 2-3 for New York). Washington has a share of first place in the NFC East after 15 weeks for the first time since 1999.
The win is the Redskins’ fifth straight and gives the team its first five-game regular season winning streak since Weeks 13-17 of the 2005 season.
Alan and Steve will break both games down inside and out and provide you with their 5 Keys to Victory for both teams. You will also hear from the participants of all four teams as well as the head coaches as they spoke to the media throughout the week. Alan will also take you back to January 28, 2001 when the Ravens and Giants met in Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa. He will have the highlights from a night that reigned purple.
Steve Katz of Ravens Bleacher Bum will weigh in on 3 Stats you cannot be without for the Ravens and tell us his favorite Super Bowl XXXV moment.
Showtime is 11:00 a.m. and will run for two hours leading you right up to Redskins-Eagles kickoff.