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John Harbaugh expecting Joe Flacco's practices to be "ramped up" heading into Week 14

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John Harbaugh expecting Joe Flacco's practices to be "ramped up" heading into Week 14

OWINGS MILLS, Md-- Each week when Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh takes to the podium at the Under Armour Performance Center he can expect at least one question: How is Joe Flacco progressing?

It's been over four weeks since Flacco sustained a hip injury in their Week 9 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, causing him to miss the Ravens' last three games. 

The 11-year veteran did return to practice last week, but was ruled out before their 26-16 win against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday.

As usual, Harbaugh was asked the Flacco question during Wednesday's media availability. Not much has changed on the Super Bowl MVP's status since last week. as he works his way back into a full practice.

"We'll see. He's going to go through it, and we're just going to take it as we go," Harbaugh said. "I don't anticipate it being a full participation — a whole practice—  but ramped up from last week."

Flacco was on the practice field during Wednesday's media viewing.

Through nine games, Flacco was 232 of 379 for 2,465 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. But each week he remains inactive intensifies the quarterback controversy narrative, as rookie Lamar Jackson is 3-0 as their starter and has surged the Ravens back into playoff contention.

It is expected that Jackson will remain QB1 heading into their Week 14 matchup against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

If Jackson does get his fourth straight win against the No. 1 offense in the league and Flacco's health continues to improve, the Ravens could have somewhat of a good problem on their hands. 

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WATCH: Marcus Peters crushes a beer after sealing Ravens' ninth straight win

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WATCH: Marcus Peters crushes a beer after sealing Ravens' ninth straight win

The Ravens are riding a nine-game winning streak and Marcus Peters added another iconic moment to this team's magical season. 

After applying exceptional coverage on the Bills' last play of the game to seal the win, Peters jumped into the stands grabbed a fan's beer and started celebrating. 

Peters will probably get a fine for this, but that probably won't dampen his mood now that his team is 11-2 and officially clinched a playoff berth. 

The Ravens are well on their way to a first-round bye in the playoffs and still need to outlast the Patriots for home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs, so there's still plenty of work to be done. 

For now, Peters and the Ravens can crush more beers as they celebrate another win. Next up, the Jets on Thursday Night Football. 

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Bills defender eyes Ravens playsheet after it blows onto the field

Bills defender eyes Ravens playsheet after it blows onto the field

NFL teams will go to extreme measures to gain a competitive advantage, but it usually doesn't come thanks to a burst of wind.

That's what happened Sunday afternoon in Buffalo, when a Ravens playsheet blew onto the field.

Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White took the opportunity to quickly scan the sheet to see what he could find.

Honestly, we respect the hustle. Thankfully for Ravens fans, the refs were quick to pull White away.

Maybe next time the Ravens should invest in a paperweight of some kind.

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