The Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals both have several key starters iffy to play today in an AFC North clash that could be a preview of next week’s Wild Card round. If Baltimore wins and either the Dolphins or Chargers lose, the Ravens are in and may make a second-consecutive trip to Paul Brown Stadium, the only difference being that it’s an elimination game for both teams.
But if the Ravens hope to win on Sunday, they’l need a healthy Torrey Smith, the team’s top receiving threat, and it wouldn’t hurt to have running back Ray Rice healthy either, though Bernard Pierce has shown he’s capable of carrying the load.
Both Smith and Rice are listed as questionable for Sunday with thigh injuries, but it looks as though both will be active today:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 29, 2013