Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 8/31/12

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 23: Head coach Jeff Fisher of the Tennessee Titans on the field in the game with the Houston Texans on November 23, 2009 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Titans won 20-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Jeff Fisher may have done Baltimore a favor by starting his first team and playing them for most of the first half... it gave Ravens coach John Harbaugh a benchmark for testing the playability of his 2's, 3's and 4's in the final game of the 2012 preseason.Now the cuts the Ravens have to make will at least be based upon relativity to the best St. Louis has to offer.It was unusual to see a starting QB like Sam Bradford in a Game 4 of the preseason... but it certainly gave the candidates trying to earn a spot on the Ravens' defensive roster a true test.St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher ended up giving his starters plenty of playing time. Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh got what he wanted - a really long look at his backups. Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes in 1-and-a-half quarters, giving the Rams an early lead in a 31-17 win on Thursday night. Fisher, overseeing a franchise that has totaled 15 wins in the past five seasons, called for the second stringers after a 9-yard...
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