Minor Injuries for Both Ravens Starting Guards and More AFC North News
Both Baltimore Ravens starting offensive guards—Marshal Yanda and Bobbie Williams—sustained injuries in their team's Week 9 win over the Cleveland Browns. Yanda hurt his ankle and knee, and Williams hurt his ankle.
However, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that MRIs have confirmed both players' injuries to be "minor," though their playing status for this Sunday has yet to become clear—participation in practice will determine that.
This has been an injury-marred year for the Ravens, mainly on the defensive side of the ball. Having two hurt offensive guards is the last thing they need as they attempt to maintain control of the AFC North and head into the postseason with the Super Bowl in their sights.
Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun says that Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron needs to resist the temptation to have Joe Flacco throw the ball more in their upcoming home game against the Oakland Raiders and again heavily rely on running back Ray Rice.
John Jenkins of Bleacher Report breaks down the Ravens winners and losers in their Week 9 victory over the Cleveland Browns.
Jeff Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Cincinnati Bengals made a practice squad addition on Monday—former University of Cincinnati linebacker J.K. Schaffer, who tried out with the team earlier in the season.
Bleacher Report's Chris Roling wonders if Marvin Lewis is still the best head coaching option for the Bengals at this point.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto says the Cleveland Browns should use their bye week to regroup rather than to make a ton of changes.
Nick Kostora of Bleacher Report says the Browns are a better team than most realize, considering their two-win record.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette says the Pittsburgh Steelers' three consecutive wins now puts them in the position to overtake the Ravens and lead the AFC North division.
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