Joe Flacco's now a backup. But, @stevebeuerlein , says: "My feeling is that if Baltimore is going to make a run at this ... I don’t think John Harbaugh in any way, shape or form intends to stick with Lamar Jackson if things turn south." bsun.md/2S3OzHn (via @ChildsWalker )
Ravens INACTIVES: RB Ty Montgomery, FB/DL Patrick Ricard, G Alex Lewis, QB Robert Griffin III, DT Zach Sieler, WR Jordan Lasley, LB Tim Williams. Joe Flacco is ACTIVE and the lone backup QB. Montgomery is the obvious surprise.
Joe Flacco will be a backup for the first time today since, I believe, Jan. 1, 2005, when Tyler Palko started for @Pitt_FB in the Fiesta Bowl against Utah. Alex Smith and the Utes blew out Darrelle Revis and the Panthers, 35-7.
With a win today, the Ravens' playoff chances improve to ~61 percent, according to the @UpshotNYT playoff simulator. With a win and a Steelers loss, they're even better: ~71 percent. With a loss and a Steelers win, they fall to ~20 percent.