When the Baltimore Ravens host the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship, there will be plenty of factors that will determine this game. Both teams are obviously playing well to get to this point, so any small changes could impact the outcome. What are the biggest injury notes from this game as of right now?
5. Will the Baltimore Ravens have Kevin Zeitler against the Kansas City Chiefs
Kevin Zeitler will be an interesting name to follow throughout the week. He suffered a knee injury against the San Francisco 49ers and has not been right since Christmas. Zeitler sat out weeks 17 and 18, then got the bye week to ensure three weeks off.
He came out of the gates rusty and allowed an early sack. Then, he left late with the same knee injury. Ben Cleveland filled in for six snaps, and Daniel Faalele played one snap as well to end the game.
Zeitler missed practice on Wednesday, which is not a great sign. He is a veteran, and even if he returned by Friday, there would be a real chance that he would play in this game. Still, he struggled when he did play, and it is obvious that if he does suit up, he will not be completely healthy.
Then, on the other side, Cleveland played two solid games to finish the year. Six snaps in the playoffs is not much, but at least he will not make his debut if he has to start next week. Does Zeitler start, or does this become the moment of a lifetime for Ben Cleveland?