The Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos will not be able to use injuries as an excuse in the event of a loss in their game on Sunday afternoon. While the Ravens defense has been decimated by injuries earlier in the season, their replacements have had enough time to get comfortable int heir systems and need to step up and be accountable for their performance, instead of being given a pass for their issues.
Although LB Ray Lewis (triceps) has practiced this week, there has not been any official announcement whether or not he will be activated for Sunday's game and therefore does not appear on the team's injury report.
The Ravens have officially listed ILB Jameel McClain (neck) as out for the game after he left last week's game with an injury.. TE Ed Dickson (knee), who did not play last week, is considered doubtful, which of course leaves more reps for Dennis Pitta, who was considered the better player anyway. The Ravens have a long questionable list that includes Terrell Suggs (biceps), Dannell Ellerbe (ankle), Bernard Pollard (chest), Vonta Leach (ankle), Jimmy Smith (abdomen), Arthur Jones (shoulder), Pernell McPhee (thigh) and Marshal Yanda (ankle).
The probable list, which is usually filled with guys who will play in the game, includes Ed Reed (shoulder), Jacoby Jones (ankle), Bernard Pierce (back), Ray Rice (hip), among others.
On the Broncos side, they are virtually completely healthy, with only G Chris Kuper (ankle) and LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle) listed as questionable and WR Demaryius Thomas (shoulder), WR Trindon Holliday (shoulder) and WR Matthew Willis (knee) listed as probable.