The Ravens entered Thanksgiving week trailing only the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC standings but after Monday's loss against the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City dropped to the second place allowing Baltimore to take sole possession of the No. 1 seed. That news, along with Harbaugh's injury update, made for a rather solid Monday.
John Harbaugh held his usual Monday presser and he provided injury updates on four players who finished Week 11 banged up a bit or missed the matchup entirely: Mark Andrews, Lamar Jackson, Odell Beckham, and Marlon Humphrey (who was ruled out beforehand).
First of all, there is optimism about tight end Mark Andrews' eventual return later this season. Harbaugh said his ankle injury "wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been," adding that there is a chance he returns "at some point in time" later this year, most probably in January for the postseason.
Veteran wide receiver Odell Beckham, who suffered another nonsensical tackle by Bengals LB Logan Wilson after he injured Andrews, has an injury that Harbaugh said is "not going to be a long-term issue."
Quarterback Lamar Jackson was also hip-dropped by Wilson, although he avoided Andrews' fate and escaped a serious injury, making it back to the game shortly after getting chased by the aforementioned human-injury-machine.
Harbaugh said Jackson is "fine" after he played through a minor ankle injury. With more than a week of rest, Jackson is seemingly ready to go against the Chargers next weekend.
Finally, cornerback Marlon Humphrey is also expected back for the Week 12 game in Los Angeles after missing the match against Cincinnati on TNF last week. That's according to Harbaugh, who said the cornerback will "hopefully be back this week."
As for the Chargers, they ruled Joey Bosa out of their Week 11 game against Green Bay midway through the matchup, and the edge rusher is expected to be put on IR, thus missing the Week 12 matchup against Baltimore.