Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts: Game day bullet points
Here are some game day bullet points for the Baltimore Ravens battle with the Indianapolis Colts:
- The Baltimore Ravens will see the first action of Dez Bryant in a Ravens uniform, or at least he will be available to the offense in the game.
- Marlon Humphrey will miss the game because he’s on the COVID-19 list. Marcus Peters has become cornerback one. Jimmy Smith who is listed as questionable is a key player in this game.
- The Ravens have never won a regular season game at Lucas Oil Stadium, though it’s been a while.
- The COVID list could have hit the Ravens a lot harder. According to reports, six players have been activated from the COVID list including Patrick Queen and DeShon Elliott.
- Both teams have good defensive units. The Colts defense ranks second in the NFL while the Ravens rank sixth defensively.
- Philip Rivers is the Colts quarterback. He’s having a decent year but he’s still turnover prone. The Ravens have the longest NFL streak of games with a forced turnover.
- The Colts have struggled to be consistent on the ground. Jonathan Taylor averages 3.9 yards per carry while Jordan Wilkins picks up 3.7 yards per carry. Nyheim Hines is picking up less than three yards on the ground. Even without Humphrey, the Ravens should make the Colts one dimensional.
- Jackson has to be careful with the football. The Colts have picked off 11 passes this season. Jackson is coming off a turnover plagued game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- J.K. Dobbins should get a chance to be running back number one in this game. Mark Ingram is still listed as doubtful and Dobbins is getting on a roll.
- This will be the first full game for this year where the Ravens are without Ronnie Stanley. This will be a great test for the tackle combination of Orlando Brown Jr. and D.J. Fluker. With Stanley and Tyre Phillips out any experimentation with the offensive line would be notable.
- This is a battle of two of the best young linebackers in football. The Colts have Darius Leonard and the Ravens have Patrick Queen. Both look like they could end up as two of the best of the current era of football.
- This game could be decided in the trenches. The Colts have a good offensive line led by Quenton Nelson. The offensive line that holds up the best could win this game.
- The Ravens are still waiting for Yannick Ngakoue‘s first sack as a Raven. This would be a good game to get it, as the Colts are not an easy game.