Unhealthy luck could be higher than the luck the Baltimore Ravens have had in 2021. Accidents have been the principle concern, as 13 Baltimore gamers have been positioned on injured reserve. And now the crew is coping with one more damage, because the Ravens are getting ready to be with out All-Professional offensive deal with Ronnie Stanley for Sunday night time’s recreation in opposition to the Chiefs and probably longer than that, as reported by CBS Sports activities NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.
Stanley is present process extra medical testing for an ankle damage he sustained halfway by the 2020 season. Stanley has had two surgical procedures on his left ankle since sustaining the damage, with the second surgical procedure occurring in March. Stanley was considered one of 4 Baltimore gamers who didn’t observe Wednesday. With Stanley anticipated to be out, Alejandro Villanueva will transfer again to his pure place at left deal with whereas Patrick Mekari is slated to be the crew’s beginning proper deal with for “Sunday Evening Soccer.”
Sunday marks the primary time that the Ravens are greater than three-point underdogs at house with Lamar Jackson as their beginning quarterback, by way of ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. Kansas Metropolis will come to Baltimore every week after rallying from behind to defeat the Browns at house. The Ravens are 0-1 after falling to the Raiders in time beyond regulation on Monday night time.
Amongst Baltimore’s gamers at present on injured reserve embody cornerback Marcus Peters; tight finish Nick Boyle; operating backs J.Okay. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill; receivers Miles Boykin and Rashod Bateman; and linebacker L.J. Fort. Regardless of their rash of accidents, the Ravens almost defeated the Raiders in entrance of a sellout crowd at Allegiant Stadium. Jackson accounted for 321 complete yards and led Baltimore in dashing with 86 yards on 12 carries. Ty’Son Williams contributed to the trigger with 65 yards and a landing on 9 carries. Newcomer Latavius Murray’s 8-yard landing run gave Baltimore a 24-17 lead with 6:03 left.
Baltimore was unable to maintain their lead, nonetheless, as Derek Carr engineered three fourth-quarter scoring drives to drive time beyond regulation. The Raiders gained the sport on Carr’s 31-yard landing cross to Zay Jones two performs after defensive lineman Carl Nassib’s strip sack of Jackson.
“We simply did not shut the sport out once we had the chance to do it, three or 4 instances,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh mentioned following Monday night time’s loss, by way of Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. “That is what you’ll want to do. When you’ve got a chance to win, you have to go win it. We simply did not do this tonight.”
The Chiefs had been on the alternative finish of that story in Week 1. Trailing the Browns, 22-10, at halftime, Kansas Metropolis scored 23 of the sport’s closing 30 factors to drag out a 33-29 victory. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is 3-0 in opposition to the Ravens, which features a 34-20 win in Baltimore in Week 3 of the 2020 season.