Lamar Jackson should not step foot on the field unless his leg is 100 percent, especially in playoffs. You don't get rewarded in contract for playing through pain and god forbid you don't play like yourself, they will use that shit against you so quick
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A late-game sequence that proved pivotal: Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins picked up a first down and was tackled with 1:08 left on the clock. Rather than using 1 of its 2 remaining timeouts, Baltimore huddled and did not snap the ball until :33 remained. Not nearly enough urgency.
How close was Tyler Huntley to crossing the plane with the football? According to the chip in the football, the closest the ball got to the end zone was 0.6 yards from the goal line. #BALvsCIN | #RavensFlock | #RuleTheJungle
It's still crazy that Baltimore Ravens OC Greg Roman did not just run the ball at the goal line with either JK Dobbins or Gus Edwards.
Sam Hubbard reached a top speed of 17.43 mph, the 3rd-fastest speed by a defensive lineman as a ball-carrier this season. Mark Andrews reached the fastest speed of his career chasing down Hubbard â€” 20.72 mph â€” but could not make the tackle in pursuit. #BALvsCIN | #RuleTheJungle
Demarcus Robinson burned Eli Apple for the Ravens touchdownðŸ«¢ ðŸŽ¥ @NFL | @Ravens pic.twitter.com/6gMBGUtKtc
Roquan Smith said he felt Ravens had the better team "for sure" but the best team doesn't always win pic.twitter.com/ygDAmmlSm0
Can't wait to tell my grandchildren about the 2nd and 10 Justice Hill draw down 7 points in the red zone of a playoff game after not using a timeout to stop 30 seconds from melting off the clock.
Calais Campbell in the middle of the huddle giving the Ravens the last speech before they head back to the locker room.
John Harbaugh on the clock management at the end pic.twitter.com/eVlXXAl59K
Wow, did not expect to see that. On third-and-1, Ravens take a shot and Andrews out-duels Bates for a 25-yard catch. Morgan Moses, however, is down on the play.
Ravens scratch Kolar after he had good game against Bengals last week. But with Andrews coming back and Isaiah Likely established as second pass-catching TE, it was always going to be tough to get Kolar involved as well. twitter.com/jeffzrebiec/stâ€¦
And there's another mistake for Ravens. They forced a three-and-out and Geno Stone gets flagged for a personal foul for roughing the kicker penalty.
Practice squad elevations reset in playoffs and there's no limit to how many time a guy can be elevated during postseason. So why elevate WR Binjimen Victor and not activate him? Essentially gives Victor a bigger game check, a perk for a guy who has been on team's PS for 2 years
Ravens CB Marcus Peters is active after missing past three games with a calf injury. Peters has the most interceptions (32) of any active player since 2015. But he had a career-low one pick this past season.
Greg Roman's swan song comes with a most unique exclamation point. Pretty amazing Ravens finally get Dobbins involved in RedZone early in this one, he scores a rare RZ TD and then take the ball back out of his hands once again in the second half. Own worst enemy
Ravens rookie OLB David Ojabo on field to start this defensive series for Ravens.
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker now has 73 postseason points, surpassing the previous franchise record of 70 set by kicker Matt Stover
The Baltimore Ravens are facing the Cincinnati Bengals in back-to-back weeks. Baltimore lost 27-16 in Week 18 to Cincinnati, but this there is much more at stake, as the playoffs have arrived and the two teams will face off on Wild Card Weekend.
Shortly before kickoff, the Ravens announced their inactive players for this Wild Card matchup. Quarterback Lamar Jackson, who hasnâ€™t practiced in over a month, is on the list, as well as running back Kenyan Drake,Â defensive back Brandon Stephens, cornerback Pepe Williams, wide receiver Binjimen Victor, center Tryston Colon, and tight end Charlie Kolar. Â Stephens is still dealing with an illness that kept him from Week 18
The Ravens do get off the field this time with Tyus Bowser and Oweh sacking Burrow.
Huntley just had a ball snapped over his head, ran back, recovered it and managed to complete a 19-yard pass to Josh Oliver.
It is my understanding per source that Tyler â€˜Snoop' Huntley will start tonight for the #RavensFlock. He made good progress this week working through the right shoulder injury. It is a "possibility" the Ravens could use both QBs, in Snoop & rookie Anthony Brown. #BALvsCIN
And Kevin Zeitler with a massive holding penalty against his original team. Now 22 seconds and Ravens at the 27.
The Baltimore Ravens have earned their place in the AFC playoffs with their 10-7 regular season record and will face the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round this weekend. Everything the team accomplished in 2022 was in spite of some adversity from injuries that they had faced since Week 1, especially pertaining to absences from star players such as quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Nonetheless, Baltimore has managed to bring the NFLâ€™s longest streak of multi-sack games into the first round of the playoffs, and hopes are high that their fierce pass rush can help mitigate the threat posed by the Bengalsâ€™ prolific offense. The Ravens have seen contributions from outside linebackers Justin Houston, Tyus Bowser, David Ojabo and more, but have seen their sack production fall off ever since the bye week
Reader, Bell, Hubbard and Mike Thomas are the game day captains. Ravens win and defer. #Bengals get the ball first.
Sam Hubbard takes the fumble 98 yards for the TD â€¼ï¸ ðŸ“º: #BALvsCIN on NBC ðŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ bit.ly/3GIba79 pic.twitter.com/PoVImXrfpz
Bengals QB Joe Burrow: I love being from Ohio and playing for this team and representing the state the way that I do.
.@KetteringHealth Injury Update: OT Jonah Williams has a left knee injury. His return is questionable.
2nd career playoff TD for Ja'Marr Chase! #RuleTheJungle ðŸ“º: #BALvsCIN on NBC ðŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ bit.ly/3GIba79 pic.twitter.com/9apla8BQu3
Hayden Hurst coughs it up after he's drilled by Ravens rookie S Kyle Hamilton who has been hitting really hard these last two weeks. Ravens take over in Bengals territory.
Head Coach Zac Taylor and Bengals players speak to the media. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1â€¦
Jackson Carman sits down with the starting offensive lineman. He's likely about to play tackle for the first time in the NFL.
The game kept moving in a crucial situation, but that one-handed almost interception pass breakup by Germaine Pratt was AMAZING and was very big.
Mike Hilton has to be begging to play in the second half.
Officially 98 yard TD for Hubbard. Logan Wilson with the punch out. Assist to Cam Sample for getting a finger on Huntley's pass on first and goal from the 1
And just like that we have the #Bengals first takeaway. Akeem Davis-Gaither steps in front of a Huntley pass. Bengals have been on a turnover bender of late and it continues. Also, pick up right where they left off last postseason.
Huge miscue from first-round pick Dax Hill. Gets hit with a facemask on a play that would have forced a FG on a 10-minute drive. Instead, Ravens connect with Dobbins for a TD. Four-point penalty. Big swing.
Eli Apple getting loose on the sideline as second half about to begin
#Bengals inactives: LB Keandre Jones DL Raymond Johnson III OL Alex Cappa RB Chris Evans CB Jalen Davis TE Devin Asiasi DL Jeff Gunter No surprises, everybody is a healthy scratch except Cappa (ankle).
#Bengals went first 15 games without an OL injury. Since, in the last three games, RT La'el Collins (ACL), RG Alex Cappa (ankle) and now LT Jonah Williams have all gone down. Now starting: LT Jackson Carman LG Cordell Volson C Ted Karras RG Max Scharping RT Hakeem Adeniji
Bengals retake the lead on a 1-yard run by QB Joe Burrow. Burrow scrambles and hits Tee Higgins for the 2-point conversion. Cincinnati up 17-10 with 5:02 left in the third quarter.
Trayveon Williams had nothing but space and straight tripped on the turf. He might still be going.
With Alex Cappa down, that means Jackson Carman and D'Ante Smith both active tonight. Week 2 is the only other time that has been the case this year. The 2021 draft class, along with C/G Trey Hill, moves into next man up position.
Ravens implosion continues as they rough Drue Chrisman on the punt. First down #Bengals 8:45 to go
Joseph Ossai runs off with his left arm dangling and trainers now taking a look on the sidelines.
The Cincinnati Bengals listed the expected names on the inactives list for Sunday nightâ€™s playoff showdown with the Baltimore Ravens in the opening round of the postseason.
Headling the list is starting right guard Alex Cappa, who remains out for an unknown amount of time with an ankle injury:
The Bengals made two minor roster moves before the playoff game and announcing these inactives.
The Ravens also announced that star quarterback Lamar Jackson is indeed inactive:
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