Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Carted to the Locker Room

The Baltimore Ravens gutted out an excruciating 10-9 victory over the Denver Broncos in Week 13, but they endured extreme attrition to do it. Linebacker Patrick Queen exited in the second half with a leg injury and did not return.

Queen's exit followed the first-half departure of quarterback Lamar Jackson with a knee injury. Queen had totalled nine tackles before his injury.

The beat-up Ravens did well to survive against the Broncos, stealing a win on the game's only touchdown with 31 seconds remaining in regulation. They were lucky they were facing the league's worst offense: the Broncos ranked last in the league in scoring entering today's game, and their nine points and 2/12 third down conversion rate today won't do much to improve their reputation.

Queen initially joined the Ravens as their 28th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft after three years at LSU. He immediately slotted into a leadership role at inside linebacker for the Ravens, starting 44 straight games and nothing 280 total tackles to begin his career. Today's injury will likely result in the first missed games of his career.

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