Earl Thomas, Jimmy Smith to play Sunday

Big Bad Morning Show
November 01, 2019 - 9:13 am

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By Austin Medina  

Fresh off a bye week, the Ravens will have all hands on deck as the undefeated Patriots roll into town.

The Ravens have endured several key injuries through the first eight weeks of the season. The timing to getting healthy is perfect as a potential playoff preview is set for Sunday night primetime.

Cornerback Jimmy Smith will play Sunday after missing the last six games with a knee injury. When speaking to the media Wednesday, Smith said he’s “ready” for action.

The Ravens secondary had a scare early in the week when safety Earl Thomas sat out of practice with a knee injury. Though Thomas has stated he is not “100%”, he wasn’t going to miss the opportunity of lining up opposite of Tom Brady.

The Ravens rejuvenated defense may be going up against the six-time Super Bowl champion Brady, but the Patriots offense has been anything but championship-worthy.

New England ranks just 16th in the league in yards per game, as well 15th in third-down conversion.

The Ravens defense, in particular in the secondary, will look to show that they being in the same conversation as the Pats defense this Sunday at M&T.