It’s a matchup that will have the entire football world watching.
The Ravens and their top-ranked defense visit the high-powered Chiefs, who score the most points in the NFL, an average of 37 per game.
“It’s gonna be a great one,” said Ravens safety Eric Weddle. “They’re good. We’re good and we’re excited to go out there on the field.”
One things that needs to happen for Baltimore is to own the time of possession just like they did during last week’s win in Atlanta.
“It would be very helpful if we could do that,” said Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh. “Obviously they can score in a variety of ways very quickly.”
“That’s a part of our game plan. We got to run the ball and try to keep the ball as long as we could,” said Ravens running back Gus Edwards.
“We’re trying to let our defense catch their breath and try to go back out there, when it’s their time to perform, do great at it,” added Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.
As for the QB situation, Joe Flacco’s hip injury is still bothering him. He did practice on Wednesday although not fully.
Rookie Lamar Jackson is set to make his fourth consecutive start in K.C. and play in the coldest weather he’s ever had to experience at any level. Temps are expected to be in the low 30’s.
“Every game I’ve played in it’s been cold but not really as cold as it is in Baltimore right now,” he said. “So, I can imagine how Kansas City is going to be.”
Part of the talk in the football community around the state on Wednesday was about the new head coach of the Maryland Terrapins. And at the Ravens facility it’s no different.
Mike Locksley was hired Tuesday night to take over in College Park. He’s been at Alabama for the past three seasons, most recently as offensive coordinator.
Ravens rookie offensive lineman Bradley Bozeman played for Locksley in Tuscaloosa.
“I loved Locks when I was at Alabama He was the man there,” said Bozeman. “He was that players’ coach you could go to, talked about whatever, whether it was football or not. (I) really like Locks and love what he represents and how he carries himself,”
Locksley will officially be introduced at the University of Maryland on Thursday morning.