Carolina (0-0) at Baltimore (0-0), Thursday, 8:00 p.m. EDT, Sports.com Line: Baltimore -3 Total: 34
A pair of powerful rushing teams square off in the first preseason contest for both clubs. There’s no question the Carolina offense will once again feature a heavy dose of DeAngelo Williams this season, while the Ravens will be handing the ball off to Ray Rice, Willis McGahee and Le’Ron McClain. Odds
The Ravens have an established starting quarterback in Joe Flacco, while the Panthers will be replacing longtime starter Jake Delhomme. Matt Moore replaced the injured Delhomme for the final five games of last season, leading the Panthers to a 4-1 record. Moore will face competition from second-round draft pick Jimmy Clausen. Scores
The always stingy Baltimore defense is a little banged up in the secondary at the moment, but expect them to be able to stifle Carolina’s attack. FoxSheets illustrate Baltimore’s success against Carolina: BALTIMORE is 3-1 straight up (and against the spread) versus CAROLINA since 1993.