The Baltimore Ravens are set to face off against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs in primetime today, marking the two teams’ third game against one another of the season. The Ravens finished the regular season with a record of 10-7, earning them the sixth seed in the AFC. The Bengals, on the other hand, finished the season with a record of 12-4, earning them the third seed in the AFC.
This game promises to be an exciting matchup between two talented teams. Both teams will be looking to make a statement in this game and secure a spot in the divisional round of the playoffs.
It’s hard to predict a winner in this game, as both teams have their strengths and weaknesses. But one thing is for sure, it will be an exciting game to watch for all football fans and both teams will need to rely upon their key players to make big plays.
Lamar Jackson has been sidelined for a few weeks now, but could the Baltimore quarterback finally return in time for the Ravens’ playoff game?
Will Lamar Jackson play in the Ravens game today? (January 15)
If you’re hoping to see Lamar Jackson take to the field against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card Weekend playoff game, we regret to inform you Jackson will not be playing today against the Bengals. While many had hoped Jackson would make his return as starter in the postseason game, Jackson has officially been ruled out in the AFC Wild Card game scheduled for Sunday night.
When will Lamar Jackson return as starter?
At this point, it’s unclear when Lamar Jackson might return as the Ravens’ starting quarterback but there is a slight chance we could see Jackson take to the field again before the season is over. If the Ravens can defeat the Bengals in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, there is a chance he could play in the Divisional round of the playoffs.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has admitted to being “hopeful” Jackson could return in the postseason but has also noted that the team is still taking things week-by-week and that no timeline has been set for Jackson’s return.
What happened to Lamar Jackson?
Lamar Jackson has been sidelined for six straight weeks after sustaining what he has referred to as a PCL sprain in the Ravens’ Week 13 win over the Broncos. In the weeks that have followed, Jackson has been sidelined leaving the Ravens to start their backup quarterbacks Tyler Huntley and undrafted rookie Anthony Brown.
Who is starting at QB for the Ravens against the Bengals today?
With Lamar Jackson sidelined once again, the Ravens will be starting backup quarterback Tyler Huntley. While Huntley entered the week with an injury status of questionable with a shoulder/wrist injury, Huntley is expected to play against the Bengals on Wild Card weekend with Anthony Brown serving as his backup.