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Ravens RB Mark Ingram expected to play vs. Titans

Mark Ingram, Ravens, Titans

Thanks to a 14-2 record, the Baltimore Ravens had a bye week in the first round of the postseason this year.

However, now they have to square off with the Tennessee Titans, who are fresh off a very impressive win over the New England Patriots in the Wild Card round.

They faced an even bigger bump in the road when Mark Ingram suffered tightness in his calf during practice this week. The tightness popped up on Tuesday and made him questionable for the game this weekend.

There is some good news on that front though. It appears Ingram is expected to play.

Although it was just tightness, the situation seemed to have a lot of people worried. In fact, when the news first broke, it was said that he “still had a chance to play”.

While that is not exactly saying that he’s out, it’s an odd way of wording it. That made it sound as if they were leaning more towards the running back not being able to suit up for the Ravens.

Ingram posted 1,018 yards on 202 carries (5.0 yards per carry) and racked up 10 rushing touchdowns on the year for the Ravens. He also added 26 receptions for 247 yards and another five touchdowns.

Simply put, it was a monster year for Ingram and he plays a vital role in the Baltimore offense. With solid depth at the position and elite all-around threat Lamar Jackson at quarterback, there’s a strong chance the running game would have been able to still produce. However, Ingram adds another dimension to the team and makes them that much more dangerous.

It is great news for the Ravens, as it looks like their star running back will play this weekend. The news is not nearly as exciting for the Titans though.