In the Baltimore Ravens’ second preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, the starters are expected to stay in the game for about a quarter and a half. In the preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers, the starters stayed out on the field for just one offensive set. This is typical for the first preseason game.
However, one series was plenty for the offense to display its versatility as Joe Flacco and Ray Rice led a 10-play, 80-yard drive that resulted in a Bernard Pierce touchdown. That one series was enough to get fans excited for the upcoming 2014 season.
While Flacco and the veterans might only get a quarter of playing time in week two, the younger guys such as linebacker C.J. Mosley and offensive tackle Ricky Wagner, could get up to two quarters of playing time.
There are four injury question marks for the Ravens heading into this game and here they are:
These are obviously in addition to defensive ends Kapron Lewis-Moore and Brent Urban, who suffered season-ending injuries. Other then that, there are no particular additions to last week’s injury list.
The Ravens won’t play starting cornerback Lardarius Webb as he continues to nurse a back injury. This was expected as John Haurbaugh said before the opener that Webb would miss at least two preseason games.
Webb hasn’t practiced since the first week of training camp, but he told reporters last week that he is hoping to return very soon and to participate in some preseason action. Hopefully this will be the last time we see Webb on this list.
The Ravens gave Daniels two days off at the end of the week but Harbaugh has said that he is indeed not injured. “We decided to rest his legs a little bit,” Harbaugh said. “He had been going pretty hard, so [we wanted] to [rest him] a little bit. Whether he’ll play in the game, we’ll just decide and see how he feels. But there’s no injury involved there.”
Cornerback Asa Jackson has sat out of three-straight practices. Although the injury is considered minor, the Ravens will still be cautious with him as they are thin at depth in the secondary.