The one perk about playing on Thursday night is that you get 10 days to rest up and prepare for the next game. The Baltimore Ravens got that much needed rest and hope to get some players back for Sunday’s matchup against the Cleveland Browns. The biggest absence from the Thursday night game against the 49ers was Ray Lewis. While he is still having trouble with his strained toe, things look positive for him to return to action within the next two weeks. At this stage in his career, Lewis will be cautious with an injury and not return until he is 100%.
Since Ray Lewis couldn’t go, Daniel Ellerbe was forced to take over the middle linebacker position. The only problem was that Ellerbe was also hurt with a thigh injury. This thrusted the second year undrafted linebacker, Albert McClellan, into a staring role, a role that he filled out well considering the circumstances. Chances are high that Ellerbe will be able to play against the Browns.