The Ravens are set to travel to Cleveland to face the Browns in week 15. Baltimore is 3-1 in their last four games in Cleveland. Heading into this game, the Ravens are relatively healthy as Mike Wallace has been the only player who missed any practice this week. However, he did return to practice on Friday. Below are five storylines for Baltimore’s week 15 matchup.
1. Will Breshad Perriman be active?
With seemingly every receiver other than Mike Wallace struggling this season, Baltimore may be forced to have Perriman active this week. Chris Moore had a solid performance in week 14, but can he be consistently relied upon at this point? Perriman has struggled this season, but it may be worth it for him to be active this week. Not to mention, Perriman may be able to gain much needed confidence against a rather suspect Browns secondary.
Any injury, any single one, is a shame. Injuries are the worst part about football.
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, suffered a season-ending one during the team’s division-clinching win in Los Angeles last week. He was playing like this season’s MVP.
As Cowboys fans we know the wrath of Wentz well. He and his Eagles comrades handed the Cowboys the worst loss they’ve ever seen at AT&T Stadium not even a month ago. It’s a loss for the sport of football that he’s gone until 2018.
Sticking to the present day though, the Cowboys could wind up benefiting greatly from Wentz’s injury.
Nick Foles is now QB1 for the NFC East Champions and history repeats as this same situation happened four years ago. Foles isn’t Carson Wentz, but he is a quality backup quarterback.
We have a new leader in the Pride of Detroit weekly staff picks. Alex Reno has gone an impressive 10-3 this year in his Detroit Lions picks. Myself, Chris Perfett and Ryan Mathews are nipping at his heels at 9-4, but only one of us has a chance of catching Alex this week.
Because every single staffer here at Pride of Detroit is picking the Detroit Lions to defeat the Chicago Bears on Saturday… except for myself. Check it out.
Alex Reno (10-3): 17-14 LionsChris Perfett (9-4): 33-4 LionsRyan Mathews (9-4): 24-14 LionsJeremy Reisman (9-4): 31-27 BearsKyle Yost (8-5): 27-21 LionsJerry Mallory (7-5): 30-13 LionsMike Payton (7-6): 24-20 LionsJustin Simon (7-6): 27-24 LionsKent Lee Platte (7-6): 33-30 LionsAndrew Kato (6-5): 34-17 Lions
While I may be the only one to pick the Bears, it’s pretty clear much our staff isn’t too confident in the Lions either.
The Kansas City Chiefs have placed center Mitch Morse on injured reserve.
It was a tough 2017 season for Morse, who injured his left foot in Week 2, missed five games with the injury, returned to the lineup, then re-injured it Week 13 against the New York Jets.
According to Spotrac.com, the 25-year-old Mizzou product has one year left on his initial contract with the Chiefs.
The expectation is that Zach Fulton will fill in at center for the rest of the season, with Bryan Witzmann at starting left guard.
The Chiefs have elevated cornerback Keith Reaser to the 53-man roster in Morse’s place. Reaser spent the first three years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers before joining the Chiefs practice squad in September.