Baltimore Ravens expected to start Tyler Huntley vs. Cincinnati Bengals despite non-COVID-19 illness, source says


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A source says Tyler Huntley is expected to start against the Cincinnati Bengals despite not practicing Friday with a non-COVID-19 illness.

Lamar Jackson hasn't practiced the past two weeks because of an injured ankle, so Huntley would start. Huntley and Jackson have been listed as questionable by the Ravens.

Huntley's third career start would be more important than any other because the Ravens and the Cincinnati are fighting for first place in the AFC North. According to the Football Power Index, a victory by Baltimore would give it a 67% chance of winning the division. The Ravens' chances of capturing the division will plummet if they lose.

Huntley, who was signed out of Utah in 2020, has been filling in for Jackson. Huntley became the first player in Ravens history to record multiple touchdown passes and touchdown runs in the same game in the loss to Green Bay. Over the past two weeks, Huntley has produced 603 total yards, which is behind only Patrick Mahomes, Kyler Murray and Josh Allen.

Baltimore has lost its quarterback. Josh Johnson was the only quarterback who practiced Friday because Huntley is sick, Jackson is injured and Streveler is on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Jackson injured his ankle in the second quarter of a 24-22 loss to Cleveland. This is the first time in Jackson's four-year career that he has missed two games in a row.

The Ravens have lost three straight games and are looking to avoid being swept by theBengals for the first time since 2015.