The Washington Redskins tonight face the Baltimore Ravens in what is the closest thing to a dress rehearsal as they will have this preseason. The starters are expected to play as many as three quarters, and coaches have game-planned for their opponents just like they would a regular season game. Tonight, the Redskins should learn whether or not the positives of the first two weeks are legit, or if they were mirages.
Here are five storylines to follow tonight:
4. Red zone execution – The Redskins have shown they can move the ball. They have had big gains in the running game, and moved the chains through the air as well. Then they hit the wall when they get inside the 20, mustering just two touchdowns, six field goals and one missed field goal in nine trips inside the red zone. Can they break through this week?
5. Bubble players – With the first round of cuts coming on Tuesday (teams must go from 90 players to 80 players), this could be the final audition for some of the guys lower down on the depth chart. You can expect to see some urgency in the fourth quarter. Who makes a name for himself tonight?