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Lamar & Ravens rolling, Flacco to 'ramp up' at practice

Posted: 4:34 PM, Dec 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-03 21:34:37Z

The Ravens keep getting it done with Lamar Jackson leading the way. 

Head Coach John Harbaugh said the rookie quarterback is improving with every start.

“He’s getting better. Football is like that, especially that position. You do it in practice and that’s one thing. But there’s nothing like the game,” he said during his weekly Monday press conference.

Game number three for Lamar as the starter ended just like the previous two, with a win. Sunday’s 26-16 victory in Atlanta was more valuable experience for the first-round pick with the best team result.

“He made a few mistakes, that are well documented, that he’ll learn from. Just like the week before. But, they are different,” said Harbaugh. “There are a lot of different things that can happen in football. There are a lot of crazy scenarios that can come up. They are pretty impossible to predict.”

As for predicting whether Joe Flacco sees the field again, good luck. 

The veteran QB was still on the sidelines Sunday recovering from a hip injury. The decision as to whether Flacco can suit up this Sunday in Kansas City will be made by team doctors by end of the week.

“He’s cleared to practice. So, he’ll practice. They’ll probably look at what he does in practice - they look at tape - and they’ll just let me know. They’ll let us know,” said Harbaugh. “We expect to ramp him up in practice a lot more this week, since last week was his first week, and we’ll just see how it goes.”

Whoever plays in K.C. would benefit greatly from another defensive performance like the Ravens displayed against the Falcons. It was one of the best overall games from that side of the ball in quite some time for Baltimore. 

Harbaugh praised the secondary’s play against Atlanta.

“Coverage was excellent, tight coverage. We have a lot of good players who can play tight coverage. I thought the communication was very good.”

With four games left, the Ravens now find themselves a game ahead of four teams for the final playoff spot in the conference.  They are only a half-game behind the Steelers for the top spot in the division.

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