If the Browns lose, Baltimore’s spot in the playoffs is ensured. Legendary Ravens safety Ed Reed was spotted at FirstEnergy Stadium ahead of the first slate of Sunday’s Week 17 games.
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Even The Great Cheap Ed Reed Jersey Has A Browns Mask Today 🏈U Matter Go Browns pic.twitter.com/ScaO8uywCi
— Bernie Kosar (@BernieKosarQB) January 3, 2021
Reed was photographed throwing up the “U” with fellow Miami alum Bernie Kosar, who played quarterback for the Browns from 1985 to 1993. With a Browns Week 17 win over Mason Rudolph and the Steelers, Cleveland would clinch their first postseason berth since 2002.
A Browns win would also put the Ravens playoff status into question should Lamar Jackson and company fail to hold their lead and win their contest against the Bengals. Baltimore would then need the Colts, who play Jacksonville later in the afternoon, to lose to clinch their own playoff berth. Indianapolis has been the only team to lose to Jacksonville this season.
Ravens fans all know where Reed’s allegiances lie. The former All-Pro playmaker posted to his Instagram story that he was watching the Ravens game from a Browns suite, while still seeing if Baltimore could get a little help from their rival Steelers.
The Baltimore Ravens have two of their running backs listed as questionable this week. Mark Ingram, who’s sat out the last two games as a healthy scratch, is on the injury report with an illness. Gus Edwards was added to the injury report on Friday with a back issue. He was a full go in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, and was then limited on Friday.
Fantasy impact: Cheap Gus Edwards Jersey (back), Cheap Mark Ingram Jersey (illness)
Cheap J.K. Dobbins Jersey has taken over the leading role among Baltimore’s three backs, but Edwards usually gets his fair share of touches. Obviously, the ground game runs through quarterback Cheap Lamar Jackson Jersey, but both of those guys have fantasy value. Edwards had 85 yards on 15 carries and 37 receiving yards on two catches last week, with Dobbins out most of the day with a chest injury.
If Edwards can’t go this week, Dobbins’ fantasy value increases. If Edwards does suit up, the Ravens might once again leave Ingram in street clothes for this one, whether he can play or not. Baltimore needs to win this week to make the playoffs, which could be a deciding factor in determining who plays. Edwards is a better back than Ingram, and if he plays, he’s got decent fantasy value against the Bengals this week.