The Baltimore Ravens are set to square off against the Cleveland Browns in a pivotal AFC North matchup in Week 9 as both teams have three wins on the season. But who will show up as these rivals collide on Sunday?
On the Ravens side, they are expected to have backup runningback Bernard Pierce on Sunday who has been dealing with hamstring issues this year.
“I’m feeling great,” Pierce noted via Baltimoreravens.com. “I’m ready to go.”
Ravens’ rookie center Ryan Jensen is expected to make his season debut as he is listed as probable from a foot injury. It will be interesting to see if there are any last minute changes at the starting center position because the team is very high on Jensen.
“I think I’m getting there and getting back into the swing of things,” Jensen noted via Baltimoreravens.com. “I feel confident in the offense and my knowledge of it, and everything like that.”
Other notable injury news on the Ravens’ roster:
1. Inside linebacker Josh Bynes — probable (finger/thigh)
2. Defensive tackle Terrence Cody — probable (knee)
3. Right tackle Michael Oher — probable (ankle)
4. Left guard Kelechi Osemele — out (back)
On the Browns side, former Ravens’ runningback Willis McGahee is expected to play this Sunday as he is dealing with a knee injury. McGahee spoke about his time with the Ravens earlier this week, and has no hard feelings towards the defending Super Bowl champions.
“I had some good times in Baltimore,” McGahee noted on a conference call via CSNBaltimore.com. “I can’t complain about it. I was done right by the city and the organization. There’s no hatred or anything. It’s a business. It was time for me to move on and go somewhere else, and that’s what happened.”
Other notable injury news on the Browns’ roster:
1. Runningback Chris Ogbonnaya — probable (ribs)
2. Defensive back Chris Owens — probable (finger)
3. Linebacker Jabaal Sheard — probable (wrist)
4. Linebacker Quentin Groves — questionable (ankle)
5. Defensive lineman Billy Winn — questionable (quad)
If the Browns win, they will end an 11-game losing streak to the Ravens. If the Ravens win, they will move to 4—4 with a showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10 to try, and move to one game back of first place in the AFC North.