After a big time battle against the New York Jets, the Ravens quickly turn their attention to the division Pittsburgh Steelers. With the short week to recuperate, it’s easy to believe that Baltimore will be limping onto the field on Thursday. But that doesn’t appear to be the case as the Ravens seem to be healthier than they’ve been all season.
The defending Super Bowl champions are coming off of the worst loss of the season even though it was by a mere six points. With the loss to the Browns now behind them, Baltimore has to play harder and those filling in have to step it up as the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals come to town.
The Ravens have had a case of the injury bug since 2012. With Baltimore approaching the second quarter of the regular season, getting healthy is crucial if they hope to keep pace with the Cincinnati Bengals. Lucky for them, Ray Rice appears to be getting healthy.
Having any player on the injury list is never a good thing, but when a backup player is on the list, it’s more manageable. Of the eight Ravens listed on the Week 3 injury report just three are starters. Former Raven Ed Reed may be unable to suit up as Houston takes on his former team.
Jason Butt of CBSsports.com joins Haynie & Zinno to talk Ravens football.
The Ravens took advantage of the extra time off and appear as healthy as ever in Week Five. Only two players appeared on the injury report. Reid is still recovering from an injury he suffered in the offseason. Torrey Smith tweaked his ankle but is ready to go on Sunday.
The preseason seemed to be marred by injuries, more so than usual. Here’s the injury situation going into the NFL season.
Am I the only one who thinks it’s a bit much when the Baltimore Ravens protect the injuries of their players more so than the Government protects the President?