Ravens news: Fresh off a solid win over the reeling Dallas Cowboys, it appears that the Baltimore Ravens are going to get some reinforcements back for the stretch run. After missing each of the past two games while on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Pro Bowlers Mark Andrews and Matt Judon have been activated.
This has been a long time coming for the 7-5 Ravens. Remember, both their Week 12 and Week 13 games were postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 within the organization. Lamar Jackson missed Week 12’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers before returning Tuesday night.
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Ravens news: Impact of Mark Andrews and Matt Judon returning
Needless to say, it’s a big deal. One of the top tight ends in the game, Andrews remains one of Jackson’s favorite targets. The former Oklahoma standout has caught 38 passes for 454 yards and six touchdowns in 10 games this season. This comes on the heels of him earning his first ever Pro Bowl appearance.
As for Judon, he’s playing under the pricey franchise tag after racking up 33 quarterback hits and 9.5 sacks last season. In addition to being on the COVID-19 list, the edge rusher is dealing with an ankle injury. He should be good to go Monday night against the Cleveland Browns.
This Ravens news comes with the team at 7-5 on the season and on the outside looking in as it relates to the AFC Playoff race. Baltimore is currently the ninth seed in the conference with seven teams making the postseason this year. It is behind the Indianapolis Colts and Las Vegas Raiders for the final spot after losing four of its past six since a 5-1 start to the season.
Getting Andrews and Judon back is no small thing with one quarter of the Ravens’ regular-season schedule remaining. Following Week 14’s game against Cleveland, these Ravens have somewhat of an easy go at it.
- Week 14: AT- Cleveland Browns (9-3)
- Week 15: VS- Jacksonville Jaguars (1-11)
- Week 16: VS- New York Giants (5-7)
- Week 17: AT- Cincinnati Bengals (2-9-1)
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