3 ways the Ravens can fix their backfield following J.K. Dobbins' injury

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The Ravens won a game 25-9 on Sunday but they lost a full-season-impact battle as they lost running back J.K. Dobbins for the season when he went down injured suffering a season-ending torn Achilles.

Dobbins, who had missed most of training camp while listed in the Ravens PUP list but in reality "holding in" expecting a new contract, tore his Achilles on the Ravens season opener against Houston and John Harbaugh already ruled him out for the remainder of the season.

Dobbins went down with just five minutes to go in the first half of Sunday's matchup having rushed the rock eight times for 22 yards and a touchdown, his longest carry going for a mere four yards.

The fateful play happened when M.J. Stewart tackled Dobbins close to the goal line, bringing him down only for the rusher to get up and limp to the sideline. Dobbins was then helped by trainers on his way to the locker room.

With Dobbins out for the season, the Ravens must decide how they want to handle the backfield going forward and with nearly all of the schedule still to be played out.

Here are the three options Baltimore could be expected to at least consider in the next few days and weeks in order to fix their running back room and try to fight their way toward Super Bowl contention with Dobbins having played his last game of 2023.