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Cleveland Browns dealing with challenge of Baltimore Ravens QB uncertainty
The Browns are preparing for Saturday's game against Baltimore with a major question looming about who will start at quarterback for the Ravens.After that, the Browns are preparing for the Ravens with a big question mark over who'll play the most important position on the football field. They're not allowing that uncertainty impact their preparations for Baltimore.
- Jamison Hensley
Week 16 ranking: 10
Defining moment:’s injury.
Jackson suffered a knee injury Dec. 4, and the Ravens have scored a total of two touchdowns in his three-game absence. Baltimore has clinched a playoff berth, but the health of Jackson will determine whether it is a legitimate championship contender. If Jackson’s mobility is limited, it’s difficult to see the Ravens getting past the likes of the Chiefs, Bills and Bengals in the AFC. This also marks the second straight season that Jackson has missed multiple games in December, which could impact contract negotiations after the season.
Ravens Hosted Veteran Offensive Lineman Thursday
With Lamar Jackson ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, Tyler Huntley is set to get his second start of the season for the Baltimore Ravens. In an effort to keep Huntley upright, it appears they're eyeing reinforcements. According to ESPN reporter Field Yates, the Ravens have hosted former Las Vegas Raiders offensive guard John Simpson on a free agent visit today. Simpson has appeared in 11 games for the Raiders this season, mostly on special teams.During weeks 3 through 13, Simpson didn't see a single snap on offense.
- Todd Karpovich
Baltimore has recorded at least one sack in 19 straight games, marking the NFL’s second-longest active streak. Theare first with 20.
The Ravens recorded multiple sacks in 11 consecutive games this season, marking the NFL’s longest active streak. During this 11-game streak, the Ravens have 36 total sacks.
The Ravens have also allowed fewer than 14 points in seven games this season, including their past four contests.
Baltimore now has three players — cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters and inside linebacker Patrick Queen — who have posted at least one sack, one interception one forced fumble, and one fumble return this season. No other team in 2022 has more than one player who has reached those marks.
Three Takeaways From the Browns Victory Over the Ravens in Week 15
Three takeaways that were gathered from the Cleveland Browns 13-3 victory over the Baltimore Ravens to move to 6-8. Cleveland Browns had impact plays from all three phases of the game in a 13-3 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Cleveland moved to 6-8 on the season with the victory. The Browns picked up a big AFC North win a week after losing a divisional game to the Cincinnati Bengals. Here are three takeaways that stand out from that. Deshaun Watson showed the improvement you want to see at timesWatson continued to shake the rust off against the Baltimore Ravens, he had his best game yet.
Queen has a single-season career-high five sacks in 2022.
- Sam Monson
Overall Rookie Grade: 79.3 (Rank: 1/25)
Week 16 Snaps: 50
Hamilton played 50 snaps this week, tying his season high and marking the second time in three games he has hit that threshold. Against Atlanta, Hamilton saw a good amount of Drake London in coverage, allowing three catches to the rookie and surrendering five catches for 61 yards in total against all receivers. He broke up a pass but also missed a pair of tackles.
Overall Rookie Grade: 75.6 (Rank: 1/3)
Week 16 Snaps: 52
Linderbaum was beaten for one pressure on 18 pass-blocking snaps against the Falcons, but it was a near-instant loss to Grady Jarrett up the middle that caused two other Ravens blockers to try to patch up the mistake and forced quarterbackout of the pocket. His run blocking was good all game, but his pass blocking tends to be an issue.
Ravens Signed Veteran Wide Receiver On Tuesday
The Baltimore Ravens signed a veteran wide receiver to their practice squad roster on Tuesday. The team has added wide receiver Michael Thomas (no, not that Michael Thomas). The seventh-year NFL pass catcher was most recently a member of the Cincinnati Bengals organization. Through 10 games with The team has added wide receiver Michael Thomas (no, not that Michael Thomas).
- Mike Jones
Down: Eric DeCosta,
Securing’s long-term future and surrounding him with enough talent to contend with Kansas City and topped the Ravens’ to-do list for 2022. But with two weeks left in the regular season, Jackson still lacks a contract extension, and Baltimore’s struggles to find consistent and impactful playmakers for its quarterback have continued. The Ravens have locked up a , but Jackson has missed the last three games with injury, and prior to that, Baltimore’s offense had become stagnant despite featuring one of the most dynamic players in the NFL. Meanwhile, (11-4) has turned things around after a slow start and overtaken the Ravens (10-5) for the top spot in the AFC North.
- Jonas Shaffer
The Ravens (10-5), who clinched a playoff berth Saturday with a win over theand a loss by the , are favored by 3 1/2 points in their New Year’s Day meeting. The Steelers (7-8) rallied late to beat the on Saturday, their fourth win in the past five weeks, and keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
If the betting line holds, the Ravens would be home favorites against Pittsburgh for the third straight year. They lost as three-point favorites in 2021 and as four-point home favorites in 2020. The Ravens are just 1-5-1 against the spread this season at M&T Bank Stadium.
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With the regular season winding down, many fans are looking ahead. It’s an exciting time of year. The NFL Playoffs provide us with one of the best sports experiences of the year. Yet, a lot of us are left wondering what’s next for our team that didn’t make it in. This is whatIt's an exciting time of year. The NFL Playoffs provide us with one of the best sports experiences of the year. Yet, a lot of us are left wondering what's next for our team that didn't make it in.