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Huntley, Likely shine as Ravens beat Cardinals 24-17

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Tyler Huntley may have just go out of bounds in the end, it had been a preseason game however the quarterback lowered his shoulder, took on two defenders and powered ahead for the initial down.

Thats just what sort of Baltimore Ravens do things on the football field, if the games count or not.

Rookie Isaiah Likely caught eight passes for 100 yards, Huntley completed 13 of 14 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown, and the Ravens ran their preseason winning streak to 22 games by beating the Arizona Cardinals 24-17 on Sunday night.

This means too much to us, merely to show that each time you step on the field with the Ravens, you gotta prepare yourself to play, Huntley said. Because were prepared to play. It just shows were attempting to win each and every time we touch the field.

Likely a fourth-round choose of Coastal Carolina was Huntleys favorite target for Baltimore (2-0) through the first half. Both installed for an 8-yard touchdown play midway through the next quarter.

Both teams sat nearly all their star players, including their starting quarterbacks. Arizonas Kyler Murray and Baltimores Lamar Jackson havent played at all up to now in the preseason. Murray was spotted in the next half with a headset and playsheet, making calls on the sideline.

Likely could offer an intriguing combo at tight end with Ravens star Mark Andrews, who earned an All-Pro nod last season following a breakout season that included 1,361 yards receiving and nine touchdowns.

We took him expecting him to become a excellent player, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. I believe we believe that way about all our draft picks. Hes had some opportunities and contains made probably the most of it.

It had been a good night for some of the Ravens draft class. First-round pick Kyle Hamilton split up a pass ultimately zone. Fourth-round pick Damarion Williams snagged an interception. Sixth-round selection Tyler Badie caught a 3-yard touchdown pass.

Ravens rookie Anthony Brown threw two touchdown passes and an interception.

Arizonas Jonathan Ward had several big plays as he tries to produce a move for the No. 2 running back spot behind Pro Bowler James Conner. He previously a 48-yard kickoff return in the initial quarter and a 26-yard catch in the next. Wards day ended early when he left with a shoulder injury, although severity wasnt clear.

The Cardinals (1-1) are hoping either Ward, Eno Benjamin or Darrel Williams can fill the void left by Chase Edmonds, who ran for a career-high 592 yards last season but left for the Miami Dolphins during free agency.

Trace McSorley who played in 2019 and 2020 for the Ravens got a lot of the snaps at quarterback for the Cardinals. He was 18 of 34 for 229 yards and two interceptions. Jarrett Guarantano threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.

McSorley and Guarantano are fighting for the No. 3 quarterback spot behind Murray and Colt McCoy.

I thought it had been a little along, Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said about McSorley. I believe he was trying a touch too hard against his old team to start out, but he could be scrappy, he continues to create plays. I thought we moved the ball well sometimes.

Said McSorley: Not 100% satisfied. The right things we could actually do, but we have to finish more of a few of these drives.

Justin Tucker made a 29-yard field goal to provide the Ravens a 3-0 lead in the initial quarter. The Ravens could actually overcome 12 penalties for 116 yards.

INJURIES

Ravens: RB Nate McCrary (knee) left the overall game in the next half. … Rookie DL Travis Jones (knee) left in the next half. Harbaugh called it a hyperextension.

Cardinals: The team said star DE J.J. Watt has tested positive for COVID-19, which explains why he wasnt on the sideline. He also wont happen to be Tennessee for next weeks practices and game contrary to the Titans. … S Charles Washington (chest) left in the initial half and didnt return. … Kingsbury said Wards shoulder injury shouldnt be too bad.

UP NEXT

Ravens: Theyll summary the preseason against Washington in the home Saturday.

Cardinals: Theyll spend a large chunk of in a few days in central Tennessee, doing joint practices with the Titans. The teams will play Saturday.

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