Ravens Giants - 5 Issues to Consider

1. Will quarterbacks Kyle Boller and Kordell Stewart execute better in this dress rehearsal against the New York Giants after what have to be considered mediocre and shaky showings, respectively, throughout the preseason? <br><br> Boller has completed 55.8 percent of his passes for one touchdown. Stewart has 41.7 percent accuracy, one touchdown, three interceptions, a fumble and a 34.9 passer rating. He'll play a lot more than Boller Thursday night.

2. With third-round pick Devard Darling out with an aggravated quadriceps injury and starter Travis Taylor questionable again with a groin injury, is Randy Hymes poised to assume the third wide receiver spot?

3. How will veteran linebacker Cornell Brown and receiver Ron Johnson perform on special teams as they work to stay on the 53-man roster?

4. Will Pro Bowl cornerback Chris McAlister look rusty in his first game since signing his $7.1 million tender after skipping training camp to protest the franchise tag?

5. Will undrafted rookie B.J. Sams finalize his claim to the return specialist job as he returns punts and kickoffs, or will incumbent Lamont Brightful make a convincing, final statement?

Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times

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