The Baltimore Ravens were able to defeat the Houston Texans in Week 1 by a score of 25-9. While it was nice to get the victory, it did come at a cost. Baltimore saw multiple players suffer injuries, which could leave them very short-handed for their Week 2 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Running back J.K. Dobbins suffered the most serious injury in Week 1, injuring his Achilles and being announced out for the season. For Week 2, he is going to be joined by a lot of key players on the sidelines.
According to Ari Meirov on X, formerly known as Twitter, the Ravens are also going to be without starting center Tyler Linderbaum, cornerback Marlon Humphrey, safety Marcus Williams and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley.
Linderbaum is dealing with an ankle injury while Stanley will be sidelined because of his knee. The secondary duo of Williams and Humphrey are dealing with a pectoral and foot injury, respectively.
On top of that, star tight end Mark Andrews is being listed as questionable. He is dealing with a quad injury that kept him out of the lineup in Week 1 as well.
That is a lot of key players missing for the Ravens in Week 2 as they are going to have their hands full with the Bengals. Cincinnati is coming off of an embarrassing performance against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1, so you know they will be motivated to get on track.
When fully healthy the Ravens would have to be on top of their game to slow down Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd. Without two of their starters and best players in the secondary, things could get ugly quick unless the backups step up and fill the void.