The Ravens may have to meet the Denver Broncos Sunday without their top three inside linebackers in Ray Lewis (torn right triceps), Jameel McClain (neck stinger) and Dannell Ellerbe (right ankle, left foot, both thumbs). That would leave the defense with just three healthy inside linebackers in Josh Bynes, Brendon Ayanbadejo and Albert McClellan.
Ayanbadejo, Bynes and McClellan have carved out a niche through their play on special teams, but are not being asked to absorb the assignments that Lewis, McClain and Ellerbe would normally run on defense.
Our offense needs to put up 30+ on this banged up, mediocre defense. Suggs and Pollard will also either not play or play hurt. And on offense they'll be missing perhaps their best O-lineman with Yanda out.
Lose this game and we might not be what we hope we are...