The Baltimore Ravens have to recover quickly from their devastating last-second loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, as they have a Thursday Night Football heavyweight battle with the Cincinnati Bengals on deck.
Do the Ravens have players fully recovered from their ailments ahead of the pivotal AFC North battle?
John Harbaugh Provides Injury Updates, Including Pro Bowl CB Marlon Humphrey
One of the significant injuries the Ravens are dealing with is three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who left during the 33-31 loss to the Browns with a calf injury and never returned.
Harbaugh, however, shared good news for concerned Ravens fans during his Monday presser.
“Not long term,” Harbaugh said regarding Humphrey. “I say it’s day-to-day.”
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And it’s not just Humphrey Harbaugh was referring to. Left tackle Ronnie Stanley is also dealing with a knee injury. Both players were listed as DNP (did not practice) on Monday.
Outside of both starters, the Ravens held out linebacker Trenton Simpson, who was out with a concussion. Meanwhile, linebacker Kyle Van Noy and safety Daryl Worley were limited practice participants with groin and hamstring ailments, respectively.
How Humphrey’s Injury, Plus Ronnie Stanley Being Out, Benefitted Cleveland
Humphrey’s absence benefitted the Browns.
Before his injury, he had allowed just one reception for five yards on three targets, according to Pro Football Focus.
While DeShaun Watson was held to 213 yards, he hit three of his final four passing attempts to get the Browns into field goal range. And one of his throws was a 17-yarder to Amari Cooper that placed Cleveland at the Baltimore 39.
Cooper ended his day with six catches for 98 yards. TE David Njoku added six catches for 58 yards. Cleveland’s ground attack, though, gave the Browns the balance needed to pull past the Ravens.
Jerome Ford carried the ball 17 times and tallied 107 yards, averaging 6.3 yards per carry. Watson added 37 yards on eight carries, and Kareem Hunt provided 32 on 10 attempts.
Meanwhile, Lamar Jackson endured a rough outing facing the Browns’ pass rush without Stanley. Jackson was sacked three times on the day, making it the sixth time this season the Ravens have surrendered 3+ in a game.
Jackson also completed just 56.5% of his passes — a new season-low.
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