Coming off a huge beatdown of the Detroit Lions last weekend, the Baltimore Ravens will look to improve to 6-2 this Sunday when they face the Arizona Cardinals.
While the Cardinals are 1-6 on the season and have arguably the worst roster in the NFL, they shouldn’t be taken lightly, as their lone win did come against the Dallas Cowboys by 12 points.
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been banged up lately with a shoulder injury, but per Jamison Hensley, he was a full participant in practice on Friday.
Ravens injury report at Cardinals
OUT: S Marcus Williams (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Keaton Mitchell, OLB Odafe Oweh and WR Tylan Wallace.
No injury designations for MLB Roquan Smith and WR Odell Beckham Jr. Both had full participation on Friday.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) October 27, 2023
Beckham isn’t exactly what he used to be after two torn ACLs, and he has just 14 catches for 162 yards in five games this season.
But his skill and experience still come in handy in certain situations for a Ravens team that has badly needed help at the wide receiver position.
Last year, they didn’t have a single wideout who reached 500 receiving yards, but in 2023, rookie wideout Zay Flowers has produced 442 yards in seven games.
As a result, Baltimore has gone from 28th in passing yards last year to 16th this year, but their defense and running game remain their bread and butter, as they have historically been.
After they face the Cardinals, they will have some difficult games coming up right afterward against the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, and Cincinnati Bengals.
All three teams have legitimate playoff potential, so Beckham will need to be healthy and productive for Baltimore to win at least two of them and solidify their claim as being a real Super Bowl contender.NEXT: Dan Orlovsky Say Ravens Are Real Contenders With 1 Trade