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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Ravens return for ‘anticipatory’ injured QB Lamar Jackson vs Bengals decider game

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Sunday that quarterback Lamar Jackson is expected to return this week from a right ankle injury, but left open the possibility that Tyler Huntley could resume with the Cincinnati Bengals in a crucial AFC North showdown. can.

Asked if Jackson is close to playing on Sunday after the 31-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers, Harbaugh said: “I don’t have that measuring stick. So you have to talk to the coach because I really like that.” Doesn’t ask questions. It’s just whether he’s ready or not. That’s what I ask.”

He added: “We anticipate him to be back next week, but if he doesn’t get completely ready, we’ll go with Tyler. So we’ll be ready to go either way.”

Jackson, who was kicked off the field in a Week 14 loss to the Cleveland Browns, did not practice last week and was inactive on Sunday, the first time in his NFL career that he missed a game due to injury. The 2019 NFL Most Valuable Player wore a headset and sideways running boot, and Huntley said they reviewed a few plays together.

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Beginning in his second career, Huntley finished 28-for-40 for 215 yards and two touchdowns, along with 13 carries for 73 yards of play. A week after posting a 99.7 passer rating in Cleveland, he finished with a 99.5 rating against Green Bay, two of the Ravens’ three highest points this season.

“I can make the people around me feel more confident in me,” Huntley said. “I think they have more faith in me than I do, but I think that’s a good thing.”

If Jackson can play Sunday at Cincinnati (8-6) but is still somewhat limited, the Ravens could face a crucial decision at quarterback. With a win, the Ravens would re-establish themselves as the leaders in the AFC North and increase their playoff odds. A defeat could seriously affect them in the last two weeks of the season.

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