Without starting quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Baltimore Ravens narrowly escaped with a 16-14 road victory over the archrival Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on Sunday afternoon in Week 14.
Backup Tyler Huntley started on Sunday with Jackson sidelined due to a knee injury. The former had to leave the game in the third quarter after suffering a concussion, and third-stringer Anthony Brown did just enough to help the Ravens move to 9-4 on the year.
On Monday, Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh stated that there’s no update on Jackson or Huntley, so the Ravens don’t know who their starting quarterback could be for Saturday’s Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns.
“They’re deep into the protocol right now. I really don’t have any updates that I would be allowed to share on that,” Harbaugh said. “So, there’s really no pronouncements on that, or Lamar in terms of who’s going to be ready and not ready at this point in time.”
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With the Ravens sitting atop the AFC North, they’re among the favorites to win Super Bowl 57 in February. Only six teams have higher odds than Harbaugh’s Ravens (+2000) over at the FanDuel sportsbook.
Jackson suffered a knee injury in the Ravens’ Week 13 home game against the Denver Broncos. Huntley came on in relief and led a late game-winning drive, scoring on a two-yard touchdown run with 28 seconds left to lead Baltimore to a 10-9 victory.
The 24-year-old Huntley had to start four games for Baltimore last season with Jackson sidelined. The Ravens lost three of those four games, but Huntley showed some flashes as a dual-threat QB and nearly led his team to upsets against the powerhouse Green Bay Packers and eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.
If both Jackson and Huntley are unable to play, the Ravens will have to roll with Brown for the pivotal meeting against Cleveland. The Oregon product joined the Ravens as an undrafted free agent earlier this offseason.
Ravens Legend Ray Lewis Will Be AFC Defensive Coordinator In Pro Bowl Games
The greatest player in Ravens history will take part in the 2023 Pro Bowl Game festivities on Feb. 5.
This week, the NFL announced the coaching staffs for the AFC and NFC rosters for the Pro Bowl. Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis, who led the Ravens to two Super Bowl championships in his illustrious career, will serve as the defensive coordinator for the AFC team.
Fellow Hall of Famer Peyton Manning will be the head coach for the AFC team, and younger brother Eli Manning will be the NFC squad’s head coach. Diana Flores, the quarterback of the Women’s National Flag Football Team, will be the offensive coordinator for the AFC team.
Peyton’s former teammate, DeMarcus Ware, will serve as the NFC’s defensive coordinator. Vanita Krouch, the star quarterback for the U.S. Women’s National Flag Football club, will be the NFC’s offensive coordinator.
After years of backlash, the NFL decided to scrap the old Pro Bowl game and replace it with a new format. Beginning in 2023, the Pro Bowl will instead be a series of skill competitions and a flag football game with no tackling.
The 47-year-old Lewis spent his entire career with the Ravens. He was drafted 26th overall in 1996 and wound up playing 17 seasons for the club, turning Baltimore into one of the NFL’s model organizations during that span.
Lewis led the Ravens to Super Bowl championships in the 2000 and 2012 seasons. He was named the MVP of Super Bowl 35 after helping Baltimore crush the Kerry Collins-led Giants 34-7 in the big game.
The Miami product was also a 13-time Pro Bowler, seven-time First-team All-Pro and two-time Defensive Player of the Year award winner. He was named to the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team and the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team as well.
In 228 career regular season games, Lewis posted 2,059 combined tackles, 41.5 sacks, 19 forced fumbles and 31 interceptions. In 2018, Lewis was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Manning and Lewis had many epic battles during their legendary careers, including the 2012 “Mile High Miracle” Divisional Round Game. A decade after that unforgettable game, the two will reunite on the sidelines — this time on the same field.