NEW YORK (AP) The Baltimore Ravens' game at the Pittsburgh Steelers will remain on Sunday night Nov. 18.
Week 11 is when flexible scheduling kicks in, allowing the NFL to move a more appealing matchup into prime time if need be. But with the rival Ravens (6-2) and Steelers (5-3) again battling for the AFC North title, NBC is keeping the game.
The league said Monday that the Indianapolis Colts' trip to play the New England Patriots, matching quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Tom Brady, would move from 1 to 4:25 p.m. EST on CBS that weekend.
BALTIMORE – Ravens tight end Ben Watson suffered a torn right Achilles on the first play from scrimmage Saturday night against the Lions, an injury that would likely end his season.
Losing Watson was a devastating blow for the Ravens, and for Watson in his first season with the team. They acquired Watson during free agency, after he had a career year (74 catches, 825 yards, six touchdowns) with the Saints. Watson had enjoyed an excellent training camp, and showed no sign of slowing down at age 35.
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He was likely in line to play the most snaps at tight end, because Maxx Williams, Crockett Gillmore, and Dennis Pitta have all missed time due to injuries.
Suddenly, tight end depth is an issue for the Ravens. Pitta has a fractured finger and has not played this preseason. Neither Williams nor Pitta dressed for tonight’s game, and reserve tight ends Nick Boyle and Darren Waller are both suspended to start the season.
Watson was supposed to provide veteran leadership for the tight end group, as well as consistent play. Unfortunately, his first play on Saturday night was likely Watson’s last play of the season.
The Baltimore Ravens face the Detroit Lions on Saturday night at M&T Bank Stadium on CSN. Find live stats and news updates here during the game.
- Tight end Ben Watson was injured in the first quarter. He was helped off the field with assistance from team medical personnel. According to sideline reporter Brent Harris, Watson injured his right leg and was unable to put weight on the leg as he was brought to the locker room.
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The tour of DMV-based Olympians continues tonight in Baltimore.
Just a few days after visiting Nationals Park, gold medal-winning wrestler and Rockville native Helen Maroulis was spotted at M&T Bank Stadium before the Ravens' third preseason game against the Detroit Lions. Flaunting her hardware in a purple custom jersey, the team posted a picture of her on Instagram down on the field level and tweeted her interactions with the players and coaches.
Now that she's hit up baseball and football games over the past week, where's her next stop? Wherever that may be, here's guessing she'll be given a hero's welcome.