Baltimore Ravens to Start QB Huntley in Week 16

The Baltimore Ravens will be without their former MVP at quarterback for at least another week. The team declared Lamar Jackson out for Week 16's matchup with the Atlanta Falcons and will roll with backup Tyler Huntley in his place. Jackson is still recovering from a knee injury sustained in the Ravens' 10-9 Week 13 victory over the Denver Broncos. Week 16 will mark his third game missed with the injury. Huntley has netted 389 passing yards with two interceptions and 87 rushing yards in relief this season.

At 9-5, the Ravens are already one game behind the 10-4 Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North and can't afford to fall any further behind in the standings. The Ravens face the Bengals in the final game of the regular season and could still potentially win the division; they topped the Bengals 19-17 in Week 5 and would hold a crucial tie-breaker with another win. But for that to happen, they must stay within a game of the Bengals over the next two weeks.

Luckily for Huntley and the Ravens, they'll have a winnable game this week against the Falcons. The Falcons started rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder for the first time last week, a 21-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Ridder netted a minuscule 88 passing yards on 30 dropbacks in his debut.
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