The high-flying Ravens will relaxation star quarterback Lamar Jackson for his or her common season finale in opposition to the Steelers.
Jackson, the MVP frontrunner, and fellow starters Marshal Yanda, Earl Thomas, Mark Ingram and Brandon Williams are scheduled to relaxation Sunday.
The Ravens (13-2) clinched the AFC high seed and homefield benefit after breezing previous the Cleveland Browns 31-15 final week.
“It will be an opportunity for some guys to play who have been inactive,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh advised reporters on Monday. “It’s a rivalry game. It’s the Steelers. They have everything to play for. We recognise that and we’ll be looking to put our absolute best foot forward.”
Jackson made clear his intention to play Week 17 following Baltimore’s victory over Cleveland on Sunday.
“Yeah, he wants to play, I saw the news conference,” Harbaugh added. “I appreciate it. But one thing about Lamar, and all of our guys, they’ll be 100 percent behind the guys who are playing. And they’ll be doing everything they can do to get those guys prepared to play in this game and win the football game.”
Harbaugh additionally confirmed Ingram suffered a “mild to moderate” calf pressure within the victory in opposition to the Browns.
“He won’t play this week. He probably wouldn’t play this week no matter what the circumstance was with that calf strain,” Harbaugh mentioned. “We’d be looking for him to be ready in two weeks. So we’ll just see how that goes going forward.”