Lamar Jackson’s playoff chances look slim, Ravens have uphill battle without him
The Baltimore Ravens will face the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday Night in Cincinnati and the biggest question remains, will the Ravens have their star quarterback Lamar Jackson for the game. Jackson has not practiced since injuring his knee against the Denver Broncos.
Wednesdays practice was going to be a good indicator if Jackson was going to be ready to play. Jackson was once again absent from practice yesterday, who really knows what he is working on. Jackson still has a lot of swelling in his injured knee, according to several reports.
With Jackson not missing almost a month and a half due to injury it would be really hard even if he makes it back to practice to have him play. A lot of questions arise like has Jackson been throwing, how rusty will he be, will he be able to run at the same level prior to the injury.
If Jackson can not go the Ravens will have Tyler Huntley and Anthony Brown. Huntley is dealing with shoulder tendinitis and was limited in practice yesterday. Huntley’s arm strength has been in question, it clearly does not look to be as strong as it was last season.
Brown is fully healthy but is still an undrafted rookie, Brown had two interceptions against the Bengals last week. Brown has a stronger arm than Huntley but is not as good of a runner.
It is clear the best option would be a healthy Jackson but the Ravens have got to have several game plans ready. At the end of the day the Ravens will clearly try to run the ball down the Bengals throat, which the Bengals are likely already prepared for.