The Baltimore Ravens have been one of the most injured teams in the NFL during the 2021 season. They’ve had to use the next man up strategy every single week, and that isn’t changing in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Baltimore announced their full list of inactives on Sunday before game time, with quarterback Lamar Jackson headlining the list. The offense is going to be interesting to watch today, as journeyman quarterback Josh Johnson will get the start in this first-place showdown.
The offense will also be without wide receiver Devin Duvernay, fullback Patrick Ricard, outside linebacker Daelin Hayes and offensive lineman Tyre Phillips and Ben Powers.
This is going to be one of the most interesting games in Ravens history. The number of injuries and COVID absences has this contest as something to watch. If Baltimore can somehow overcome and figure out how to pull out the win, then it might be one of the biggest wins in franchise history. It would also be a huge bright spot on John Harbaugh’s Coach of the Year campaign.