The Ravens appear to be prioritizing interior offensive line depth based on how today’s game day inactives look.
A couple of notable interior defensive linemen will be healthy scratches today as the Ravens look to sure up their offensive line against Indianapolis’ top ranked run defense.
Here are Baltimore’s inactives:
Inactives for today's game vs. the Colts. pic.twitter.com/UOvnTmp0Ku— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 8, 2020
L.J. Fort, who sustained a finger injury, was ruled out on Friday. Expect Malik Harrison to see extended playing time for the first time this season. Chris Board figures to contribute, as well.
Both Broderick Washington and Jihad Ward will sit on the sidelines as healthy scratches.
The Colts will be without one of their top offensive playmakers after he failed to log any practices this week.
Here are Indianapolis’ inactives:
The absence of T.Y. Hilton serves as an advantage for the Ravens as Hilton has been the top downfield receiving threat for the Colts for many years.
Baltimore’s lack of depth in their secondary will be tested by the depth of the Colts receiving corps.
Philip Rivers has recently been very adept at spreading the football around to a number of different offensive depth players. Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale and the Baltimore defense must be wary of these sneaky-good players that Rivers likes to throw target.
Having Jimmy Smith back will be essential for depth and stability in the Baltimore secondary. Smith entered today with a questionable injury designation tag as he dealt with a back injury all week.
Other than the absence of Hilton, the Colts appear to be very healthy heading into a crucial AFC matchup against the Ravens.