Ravens wide receiver John Brown (hamstring), defensive back Anthony Levine Sr. (toe/ankle), outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (hamstring) and cornerback Tavon Young (groin) — all deemed questionable Friday – will play Sunday against the Browns.
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker said the footballs used for kicking plays in Saturday night's game at the Los Angeles Chargers were "just different than what we’re used to experiencing on your typical NFL Sunday.”
The Ravens will play for the AFC North title Sunday, but they find themselves in the odd position of wooing their own fans back to M&T Bank Stadium. Home games have been sold out this year, but the stands have not generally been full, and the team is searching for ways to excite its audience.
Leading the AFC North for the first time since Week 6, the Ravens (9-6) can claim the division Sunday for the first time since 2012 with a win at home Sunday in their regular-season finale over the Cleveland Browns (7-7-1) or a loss by the Steelers (8-6-1) to the visiting Cincinnati Bengals (6-9).
After a 22-10 win Saturday over the Los Angeles Chargers and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss Sunday to the New Orleans Saints, the Ravens (9-6) could win the AFC North and earn the No. 4 seed even without a win in Week 17 over the Cleveland Browns.
It is the unwritten rule that almost everyone seems to accept as fact: If John Harbaugh’s Ravens do not make the playoffs, he will be fired as head coach. That might be true, but with a caveat: If the Ravens get into the playoffs and lose ugly in the first round, Harbaugh could be fired, too.
A few years ago, Jamal Lewis sat alone in a dark room wondering whether he still belonged in the world. Now, the former Ravens running back is speaking out about his experiences with depression in hopes of helping others,