If the Ravens will be getting back on the right track on Sunday at Chicago, they’ll be doing so without receiver Marquise Brown.
Brown has been downgraded to out with a thigh injury.
The situation means more opportunities for Devin Duvernay and rookie Rashod Bateman.
It also means that it will be a little more difficult for the 6-3 Ravens to get to 7-3 with a win over the Bears. A second straight loss would complicate a stretch run that consists, after Sunday, or the Browns, Steelers, Browns, Packers, Bengals, Rams, and Steelers.
In a wide-open AFC with 12 teams currently at .500 or better, five of those teams will not have a spot in the postseason. The Ravens, given their closing stretch of games, could end up on the outside looking in, if they don’t buckle down soon.