The Patriots are surprisingly healthy for Sunday’s AFC title game, but for the players already on injured reserve (like, you know, “Gonk“).
The Ravens are less healthy, but the bulk of their injured players are listed as probable.
Cornerback Asa Jackson is out with a thigh injury, and four Ravens are questionable: linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (ankle/back), fullback Vonta Leach (knee/ankle), running back Bernard Pierce (knee), and receiver David Reed (thigh).
The rest — all 16 of them — are probable.
They are running back Anthony Allen (head), receiver Anquan Boldin (shoulder), cornerback Chykie Brown (shoulder), defensive tackle Terrence Cody (ankle), guard Gino Gradkowski (head), defensive tackle Arthur Jones (thigh/knee), linebacker Ray Lewis (triceps), linebacker Albert McClellan (shoulder), defensive end Pernell McPhee (thigh), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (knee), safety Bernard Pollard (chest), safety Ed Reed (shoulder), cornerback Jimmy Smith (abdominal), receiver Torrey Smith (back), linebacker Terrell Suggs (achilles/bicep), and guard Marshal Yanda (shoulder).
The Ravens have been at times overlisting injured players since being fined for not disclosing that Reed had a shoulder injury, after Reed talked publicly about having one. The problem is that, when so many are listed as injured, it’s hard to know who really is.