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4. How will the Ravens handle inside linebacker duties with Ray Lewis out?
Without inside linebacker Ray Lewis in the lineup, the Ravens are prepared to go with Josh Bynes at linebacker again opposite weakside inside linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo.
There's a much greater possibility this week that inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe gets back on the field after missing the past three games with a sprained right ankle that has hobbled him since a win over the San Diego Chargers.
Ellerbe is a standout as an inside blitzer and talented enough to run down backs in the open field.
He won't be close to 100 percent, but even a 75-percent Ellerbe is likely an upgrade to insert into the lineup.
If warm-ups go smoothly Sunday, unlike how they unfolded a week ago, and Ellerbe's mobility is even decent, the Ravens will likely put him on the field.
November 18, 2012