Tonight's game against the Giants is the Ravens' third preseason contest, meaning the first-team offense and defense will likely get the majority of the playing time.
Below is a list of five players to keep your eyes on tonight.
Only one of the five is a starter, but the other four hope to make a major contribution in whatever playing time they receive late in the game.
Joe Flacco, QB
Cam Cameron might purposely be putting Flacco and the Ravens' first-team offense in tough spots this preseason, but it sure would be nice to see Flacco have a big game tonight against the Giants. Flacco struggled to hit his stride last week against the Redskins, and seeing as how he's unlikely to play more than a series or two (if that) next week in St. Louis, now is Flacco's time to build some momentum going into the regular season.
Travis Fisher, CB
Fisher got burned on a handful of plays last week, and if he wants to have any shot at a spot on the Ravens' roster as a reserve corner to start the regular season, he needs to bounce back with a big performance tonight. As a nine-year veteran, Fisher has plenty of experience and could provide valuable knowledge to the Ravens' defensive backs meetings, but he needs to earn a roster spot first.
David Reed, WR
Reed is starting to show signs of life after a mediocre performance in training camp. The rookie wide receiver made four grabs for 38 yards last week against the Redskins, and he showed off the soft hands that had the Ravens' coaches raving during offseason minicamps. The key for Reed, however, is consistency. He needs to back up his solid performance against Washington with another one tonight against the Giants to give himself a legitimate shot at a spot on the roster.
Arthur Jones, DT
Jones is battling for a spot on the team, but the rookie defensive tackle has plenty of competition. Kelly Talavou, Lamar Divens and Brandon McKinney all are ahead of Jones on the depth chart when it comes to interior defensive linemen, meaning Jones needs to show well when given the opportunity tonight. The fifth-round pick has a lot of upside, but to earn a roster spot, he has to prove that he not only has potential down the road, but that he's able to contribute right away if needed.
Prince Miller, CB/PR
If Miller is going to make the Ravens' 53-man roster, it's likely going to be as the team's punt returner. The undrafted rookie has a slight chance at a spot as a reserve corner, but special teams are Miller's best shot at an NFL paycheck. Having said that, it's obvious what Miller needs to do tonight - continue to show his big-play potential when he's back deep on punts (he had a 57-yard punt return two weeks ago), and contribute in whatever other special teams aspects the coaches ask of him.