John Harbaugh says Ravens haven’t made any Week 17 plans

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Before the Ravens beat the Jets last Thursday, there was a report indicating that the Ravens would likely rest quarterback Lamar Jackson in Week 17 if they had locked up the top playoff seed in the AFC.

Last Thursday’s win means that they can accomplish that task by beating the Browns this weekend. On Monday, head coach John Harbaugh was asked if the team will indeed sit Jackson if they knock off Cleveland this weekend.

Harbaugh said “no plans have been made” at this point.

“I’ll just decide that when the time comes,” Harbaugh said, via the Baltimore Sun. “Like I said, we’re not there. When we get there, we’ll be there, and we’ll go from there.”

Jackson was on the injury report last week with a quad issue. It caused him no difficulty while throwing five touchdowns against the Jets, but the Ravens may still opt to prioritize rest if there’s nothing to play for come the regular season finale.

11 responses to “John Harbaugh says Ravens haven’t made any Week 17 plans

  1. Because good teams look at their season one week at a time. There’s no point in thinking about hypotheticals when you need to worry about getting the job done in their next game.

  2. If it comes to that point in week 17 and they go the rest route, I too would like to see some of Trace McSorley to get some more tape on whether he could be the team’s long-term backup to Jackson.

  3. Colts win out
    Steelers lose out
    Titans lose out
    Browns win out

    Browns in the playoffs.

    (lol)

  4. I think it’s adorable that Steelers’ fans have to root for the Ravens this week just like they rooted for the Browns in week 17 last year. How sad is it when your thin playoff hopes put you at the mercy of your rivals?

  5. Brownsweregoodinthe80s says:
    December 17, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Colts win out
    Steelers lose out
    Titans lose out
    Browns win out

    Browns in the playoffs.

    (lol)
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    If the Browns could take care of their own business (which is gonna be the hardest part), the other necessary scenarios are actually realistic. Not that it’s going to happen, but if all favored teams win with the exception 2 upsets, then yeah the Browns could actually make the playoffs.

    COLTS WIN OUT
    Panthers at Colts – (Carolina will be starting a QB who has never taken an NFL snap)
    Colts at Jags – (Toss up, but Colts are the better team and I think they still have a chance to win the AFCS)

    STEELERS LOSE OUT
    Steelers at Jets -(UPSET – Steelers are favored but Duck is due to quack out soon)
    Steelers at Ravens – (Ravens will be fighting for #1 seed if they happen to lose to the Browns this weekend)

    TITANS LOSE OUT
    Saints at Titans – (After watching last night’s game, no reason to think Titans have a chance with this team fighting for the #1 seed)
    Titans at Texans – (Toss up – Could go either way as this may determine the division)

    BROWNS WIN OUT
    Ravens at Browns – (UPSET – Surely, the Browns need to get it together to win this one. But who knows, they beat them once already this season)
    Browns at Bengals – (Browns should win but it’s a divisional matchup of frustrated teams)

  6. TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    December 17, 2019 at 9:44 am
    I think it’s adorable that Steelers’ fans have to root for the Ravens this week just like they rooted for the Browns in week 17 last year. How sad is it when your thin playoff hopes put you at the mercy of your rivals?

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    I’m a Ravens fan and there have been times when we’ve had to root for a divisional opponent to win so we could get in the playoffs. Those scenarios are very common around the league. Be humble my brother…be humble.

  7. Ravens and Jackson have not done crap yet. Long way to go. Fantasy points hype statistics and pro bowls are meaningless without a title. Just ask fans what they want. Title or Hype. Brady is Legend. Jackson so far is just hype. Same with power rankings and social media drivel. They have to win on field. let the playoffs begin. We concede nothing in New England. Best team is team that plays best in post season.

    Same with Brees. Regular season touchdown record is a nice footnote but if include post season it is Brady 611 TD and six rings Brees 574 and one ring. In New England we much rather have Brady. Also Bress does not come back form 28-3 in SB. Of course no one does except the LEGEND. Brady is LEGEND in these parts.

  8. The Browns season was over when they lost in Denver. No excuse for the Browns to make Branden Allen look like Mahomes in that game. Upsetting Baltimore will be a challenge without Myles Garrett.

  9. “Ravens and Jackson have not done crap yet.”

    Correct, because it wasn;t hard to dismantle your beloved Patriots. But they have qualified for the second season, won the AFC North and can possibly lock up the #1 seed this week.

    The Ravens know the Regular season means nothing aside from punching their ticket. They have won multiple SBs before. They actually knocked off your beloved Patirots along the way to the last one.

    BTW, the Patriots are 2-6 in the post season under Bellichick when they face a team they already lost to in the regular season. So as long as the Patriots don’t play the Ravens, Chiefs, Texans (and even possibly the Bills) they should be in good shape come playoff time.

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