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John Harbaugh staying mum, but Lamar Jackson expected to start

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh knows the first rule about Fight Club and is applying the same logic to his quarterback situation.

He’s not saying whether Lamar Jackson will start Sunday when the Ravens take on the Kansas City Chiefs. However, all expectations are that the rookie will get his fourth straight start.

Joe Flacco was a full participant during Friday’s practice, and Harbaugh said there is a scenario in which Flacco could serve as a backup, per Jamison Hensley of ESPN. At this time, it’s not yet known whether Flacco (hip injury) has been medically cleared to play.

Though Jackson has struggled with turnovers since he took over due to Flacco’s injury, it’s notable that the Ravens have not lost a game he’s started. His abilities in the run game have sparked the entire offense, and the defense has been able to get more rest with the offense chewing up clock.

So far this season, the first-round rookie has completed 59.7 percent of his passes for 540 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He’s also rushed for 404 yards with three touchdowns.