New Ravens quarterback Ryan Mallett spent all day Tuesday in meetings trying to learn the team's offense, as coach John Harbaugh said there's "absolutely a chance" he gets on the field in the final three games of the season.
The Ravens' Week 16 game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers was flexed out of prime time as part of a contingency plan laid out late Monday afternoon and executed because of Monday's 31-24 win by the New York Giants over the Miami Dolphins.
Russell Wilson is soaring into that next stratosphere, where the pertinent question is not whether or not he¿s elite, which is now undeniable, but whether his astonishing proficiency will be sustainable.
An examination of the in-game win probabilities and expected point values of every play this season reveals costly turnovers, big opposing passing plays, and crushing penalties to be the biggest swings in the Ravens' 12 close games.
A season of gradual improvement from the safety combo of Kendrick Lewis and Will Hill has the Ravens confident they have their long-term solution at the position — and eyeing the safeties on the opposing sideline Sunday as the standard they hope to one day meet. The Seattle Seahawks safety tandem of Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor has played a large role in the team's two straight Super Bowl runs, the product of five straight years starting together.
This is what the 2015 season has come to for these Ravens who play the two-time defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks on Sunday without their starting quarterback and possibly their backup, too. And that's just the beginning for an offense that has been torn apart by injuries, leaving seldom-used reserves as sudden starters, and former practice squad players as important contingency plans.
Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub might not practice much this week as he remains sore from several hard hits in Sunday¿s loss to Miami, coach John Harbaugh said, and his ability to play through pain will decide his game status Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
With tight end Crockett Gillmore (back) and Maxx Williams (concussion) dealing with injuries and Nick Boyle suspended for the remainder of the regular season, the Ravens added a pair of tight ends Tuesday.