Baltimore Ravens Head Coach Offers Update on Injured Quarterback

The Baltimore Ravens can breathe a little easier after an incredibly tense afternoon. Not only did they pull out a hard-fought 10-9 win over the Denver Broncos, their quarterback Lamar Jackson appears to have avoided a major injury. According to head coach John Harbaugh, Jackson's knee injury is unlikely to be season-ending.

Jackson exited in the first half with a knee injury against the Broncos and did not return. Backup Tyler Huntley finished the game, completing 27 of 32 passes for 187 yards and an interception while adding 41 yards and the game's only touchdown on the ground.

At 8-4, the Ravens may be able to get by for a little while without Jackson, but their status as a contender in the playoffs will depend entirely on his health. Jackson missed five games last year, undoing a promising 7-5 start to the season for the team. Huntley led the Ravens to a 1-3 record in his four starts, and third-stringer Josh Johnson lost his only start. The Ravens missed the playoffs with an 8-9 record.

Jackson had netted 2127 passing yards and 755 rushing yards in his first 11 appearances this year, leading the Ravens to the eighth most points in the league over that span. An absence of even a few games could sabotage the team's hopes of winning the AFC North; the Cincinnati Bengals are 7-4 entering their Week 13 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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