PREVIEW: Ravens Cope With Injuries As They Go To London To Extend Win Streak


Friday, September 22, 2017
Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090

Can the Ravens offensive line rebound from losing Marshal Yanda for the season? Can they get Mike Wallace in on the action? Can the defense keep up its hot streak? Those are questions Brett Hollander says need to be answered Sunday at Wembley Stadium.

The Ravens head across the pond 2-0 after division wins over the Browns and Bengals. The Jags are 1-1, having beaten the Texans and lost to the Titans. They’re used to doing London games–this is their fifth trip, but the Ravens’ first.

Baltimore has allowed just one touchdown in two victories and leads the league in takeaways (10) and interceptions (eight). Jacksonville tops the NFL in sacks (11) and surrendered one touchdown in its first six quarters before unraveling at home against Tennessee.

So it’s no surprise that the Ravens-Jaguars game is the only one on the NFL schedule this week with the over/under for points scored set below 40. The difference-maker could be a mistake-prone Jacksonville offense. Blake Bortles had three turnovers against the Titans, including two interceptions and a fumble.

But beyond the Yanda injury, the Ravens face questions on offense themselves. Running back Terrance West (calf) and wide receivers Chris Matthews (ankle) and Michael Campanaro (ankle) are all listed as questionable, though all were full participants in Friday’s workouts.

We’ll be with you before the sun’s up in Baltimore, with pregame coverage starting at 6 a.m. At 9 a.m., we take you to London, where Gerry Sandusky, Stan White and Dennis Pitta will have the call. The game kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Set your alarm clock and get a good night’s sleep.

If you’re feeling extra ambitious, get out bright and early to Eggspectation in Owings Mills, where 98 Rock’s Kirk McEwen is hosting Ravens Gameday. The first 200 fans will get a replica London scarf. You’ll also get to hang out with Jarrett Johnson, Jermaine Lewis, cheerleaders and Poe.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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