John Harbaugh ‘counting on’ Lamar Jackson to start for Ravens in Week 12

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Joe Flacco didn’t practice all week as he continues to rehab a hip injury, meaning it’s going to be Lamar Jackson time once again for the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12.

Head coach John Harbaugh said he’s counting on Jackson to be the starter again this weekend.

In his first career start, Jackson helped the Ravens break a three-game losing streak and set a new NFL record in the process leading Baltimore to a three-point win over Cincinnati.

The Oakland Raiders figure to be the perfect opponent to help boost Jackson’s passing stats — he only passed for 150 yards last weekend — and should also give way in the run game. Oakland’s defense really is awful. It ranks is giving up over 29 points per game and has just nine sacks on record this season.

Action Jackson and Co. should have a field day.