Ravens QB Lamar Jackson ruled out of Week 16, will miss his third straight game
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is set to miss his third straight game in the 2022 season and will sit out on Saturday against the Atlanta Falcons.
The Ravens were hopeful Jackson would return in time for the Christmas Eve matchup, but Jackson has yet to practice at all this week and doesn’t appear to be healthy heading into Week 16.
This would mark his third straight absence after getting injured in Week 13 against the Denver Broncos.
Backup quarterback Tyler Huntley is in line for the start — he currently holds a 1-1 starting record and is still looking to throw his first passing touchdown in 2022.
Huntley was dealing with some soreness in his shoulder in practice this week but told reporters he’s “good.”
Ravens will start QB Tyler Huntley on Saturday against the Falcons
Jackson’s absence has caused the odds to shift ever so slightly as the Ravens are now 6.0-point favorites instead of 7.0-point favorites according to FanDuel.
Expect another run-heavy script featuring J.K. Dobbins, who has averaged an astounding 8.75 yards per carry in his last two games. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman admitted the team could have run the ball more in Week 15’s loss to the Cleveland Browns, and he’ll hopefully come up with a better game plan to defeat the Falcons on Saturday.
Simply put, the Ravens should not lose their game, with or without Lamar Jackson. The Falcons will likely start their rookie quarterback, Desmond Ridder, and try to inflict the most damage on the ground with running backs Tyler Allgeier and Cordarrelle Patterson.
The Ravens’ defense will have to put together another excellent performance, but it’s the offense that draws the most scrutiny, having scored just 29 points in the last three games.
Sitting in second place in the AFC North, this is a game Baltimore cannot afford to lose — let’s see if the Ravens’ offense can show more signs of life in Week 16 with Huntley under center.