Baltimore Ravens place 4 defenders on COVID list ahead of meeting with Detroit Lions
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions could be facing a light Baltimore Ravens defense this weekend at Ford Field, with the team placing four defenders on the COVID reserve list. The Ravens placed defensive lineman Justin Madubuike, edge defender Justin Houston, linebacker Jaylon Ferguson and defensive lineman Brandon Williams on the COVID list. Unvaccinated players face similar protocols from last season, needing to quarantine for at least 10 days. Unvaccinated close contacts must be away from the team for five days while being tested daily. Therefore, only unvaccinated players are at risk of missing games without a positive test.”It’s worth noting the Lions placed kicker Austin Seibert on the COVID list earlier this week.mlive.com
NFL races go down to the wire in AFC South and NFC East
“We win this game, find a way to win, win the division. He's assured of repeating as NFL rushing champ, the first since Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006-07. Henry has a career-high 1,777 yards rushing and ran for 212 yards in his most recent game against the Texans. Ezekiel Elliott, despite a mediocre performance in 2020, needs 63 yards rushing for 1,000 this season, his fourth such output in five seasons. Baltimore (10-5) at Cincinnati (4-10-1)During their four-game winning streak, the Ravens have averaged 37 points and 233.3 yards rushing per game.
Rivers, defense help Colts to 26-20 win over Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts middle linebacker Anthony Walker (54) celebrates with teammates after he recovered a fumble by Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON – With their offense sputtering in the second half Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts turned to their defense to seal a win over the Houston Texans. Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes in the first half and the defense dominated after that, lifting the Colts to the 26-20 victory. Their offense didn't score after that, but the defense held Houston (4-8) scoreless in the second half and Justin Houston added a safety with a sack of Watson in the end zone. With Sunday's shutout in the second half, the Colts are allowing an average of 7.33 points in the second half of games this season.