The Baltimore Ravens have gotten off to a solid start to the 2023 NFL season, with Lamar Jackson sporting an undefeated record of 2-0 heading into Week 3’s showdown with the Indianapolis Colts.
Even though the Ravens are coming off a close win over the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals, with Baltimore pulling out the three-point win over Joe Burrow and company, Baltimore is sitting atop the AFC North division standings and might be able to maintain that throughout the season.
However, injuries have started to pile up for the Ravens, especially heading into Week 3 against the Colts, with Baltimore ruling out seven players for the matchup with Indianapolis, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Ravens ruled out the following players for Sunday’s game vs the Colts: WR Odell Beckham Jr., RB Justice Hill, CB Marlon Humphrey, OT Ronnie Stanley, C Tyler Linderbaum, LB Odafe Oweh and S Marcus Williams.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2023
Fortunately for the Ravens, John Harbaugh’s squad might be able to get the best of the Colts on Sunday even without all of these players, because they are easily the more talented team.
Along with the Ravens missing quite a few notable players for this Week 3 matchup, the Colts will also be without two important pieces on offense, with rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson and center Ryan Kelly set to miss Sunday’s game in Baltimore.
The Ravens are heavy favorites coming into this game, and that would come as no surprise even if both teams were at full strength on Sunday.
Baltimore has a dynamic offense that likely won’t miss a beat even without Odell Beckham Jr., Justice Hill, and Ronnie Stanley.
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