OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens are set to start out backup quarterback Tyler Huntley on Sunday on the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers after Lamar Jackson didn’t apply all week with a knee damage.
“It appears to be like like it may be Tyler on Sunday,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh stated after Friday’s apply. Baltimore has listed Jackson as uncertain for Sunday.
In making his first begin of the season, Huntley will look to reverse a hard development. Baltimore has misplaced 5 of the previous six video games that Jackson hasn’t began, together with the previous 4.
The Ravens (8-4), who lead the AFC North, would turn into a 74% favourite to win the division with a victory in Pittsburgh, in response to ESPN’s Soccer Energy Index. Their possibilities of capturing the division drops to 48% with a loss.
“It is a huge recreation and I am simply blissful to be part of it,” Huntley stated.
League sources informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Jackson is coping with a sprained PCL, which is an damage that always sidelines gamers for one to 3 weeks. On Monday, Harbaugh stated Jackson is “week-to-week” after present process MRIs.
The Ravens insist the offense does not change with Huntley, who’s a dual-threat quarterback like Jackson. As a starter, Huntley has produced a 1-3 document and has accomplished 64.7% of his passes for 772 yards, throwing for 2 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He has run for 239 yards on 38 carries (6.29-yard common).
“The extra reps [you get], the extra assured an individual feels,” Huntley stated. “That performs loads into it.”
In final Sunday’s 10-9 win over the Denver Broncos, Huntley stuffed in for Jackson for the ultimate three quarters and ran within the 2-yard profitable landing with 28 seconds remaining.
Huntley’s 91-yard fourth-quarter drive is much more spectacular as a result of he was not at full energy. On Friday, Huntley stated he believes he had the flu that recreation. He was sweating when driving to the stadium and could not eat.
“Once I seen [Jackson] go down, I used to be like: out of all days …” Huntley stated. “I used to be undoubtedly beneath the climate.”
Now, Huntley will try to finish Baltimore’s four-game dropping streak to Pittsburgh. The Ravens have not overwhelmed the Steelers since December 2019.
“Guys respect him,” Ravens offensive sort out Morgan Moses stated. “They respect his craft, they respect what he brings to the desk, they usually respect how he approaches the sport. And I believe when you will have that set of instruments, it goes a good distance.”