Kliff Kingsbury on Ravens preseason win streak: Part of their culture, I respect that approach

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Sunday night’s nationally televised game between the Ravens and the Cardinals won’t feature Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray and other star players from the two teams, but it will likely feature some discussion of the Ravens’ preseason winning streak.

Baltimore comes into the game with 21 straight wins in preseason games, which is an NFL record and something that the Ravens have made it clear is something that matters to them. Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is well aware of both the streak and the pride the Ravens take in it.

“That’s part of their culture,” Kingsbury said, via the team’s website. “They say we’re going to win these games and help it build into the regular season. I respect that approach. Obviously, their team believes. They have one of the most successful franchises in the league. We’ll get their best shot.”

Not every member of the club is as clued in to the streak. Left tackle D.J. Humphries called it “a new fact,” but quarterback Trace McSorley used to play for Baltimore and said this week that he knows his former club will give their best effort. McSorely will be starting Sunday and added that it would be “cool” to be part of the team that ends the run.

7 responses to “Kliff Kingsbury on Ravens preseason win streak: Part of their culture, I respect that approach

  1. Yes, Kliff…the Ravens win lots of meaningless preseason games, while you lose lots of meaningful end-of-season games.

  2. So they leave their starters in a bit longer than their opponents. Oooohhh. Aaaahhh. Win a game after regular season for a change.

  3. Arizona Cardinals owner Mike Bidwell and the front office should go after Sean Payton after the conclusion of this season. Kliff Kingsbury has no business head coaching in the NFL.

  4. “So they leave their starters in a bit longer than their opponents. Oooohhh. Aaaahhh.”

    Actually it’s the opposite – the record has been achieved by the back end of the roster, mostly against other teams’ back ends. The streak mostly shows they have greater roster depth than most other teams, but since the majority of such players get cut anyway, it has little impact on the regular season. The streak is a point of pride for players who will otherwise have no real career impact, so they play hard when they can.

    You are right that the end of the season s what counts and they need to show improvement there.

  5. All that preseason success and they choke badly in the playoffs when they even make it. So sad. Cincy runs the North.

  6. Starters and big names won’t play. This shows their roster depth and coaching style. They have always adopted the practice as you play, or in the military it’s train as you fight. Point is you need to practice as close as possible to how you want to play and that includes getting fired up and giving 110% in a preseason game even if you have a roster spot already.

  7. Cindy runs the north! Bwahahahahaha

    You all have one good season in the past 25 years and you think you run the north. Hahahaha

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