The Baltimore Ravens will take on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16 without quite a few key starters on both sides of the ball.
Lamar Jackson was officially ruled out of the game after failing to participate in practice this past week. The star quarterback is in line to miss his third straight game, and his future availability will likely hinge on the Ravens’ Week 16 results.
If the Ravens lose to the Falcons, Jackson may be under more pressure to suit up sooner. If the Ravens win and clinch a playoff berth, the team may be more cautious with Jackson and rest him to prepare for a postseason run.
In any case, Tyler Huntley is set to take starting snaps under center with Anthony Brown serving as the backup.
Two notable names on the inactives list include Calais Campbell and Marcus Peters, both of whom suffered injures in Week 15. Losing those two will deal a painful blow to the defense — Campbell in particular has been excellent against the run, and Baltimore could struggle in the trenches in his absence.
Kenyan Drake, Charlie Kolar, and Ben Cleveland will sit out once again.
Ravens Week 16 Inactive Report
2022 second-rounder David Ojabo is also on the inactive report to make way for Ravens’ wideouts Sammy Watkins and Andy Isabella.
Watkins was claimed by Baltimore off waivers earlier this week and appears game-ready in Week 16. Andy Isabella was elevated from the practice squad and could see his first snaps as a Raven.
After a debilitating loss to the Cleveland Browns, the Ravens have to find a way to get their offense going early in the game. The same narrative from past weeks applies here: run the ball (especially considering the frigid temperatures), avoid sloppy penalties (specifically those nasty delay of game calls), and capitalize on drives.
Baltimore can’t win games if they can’t score, and through the last three weeks the team has ranked bottom of the league in red zone production.
Let’s go Ravens!