Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey out vs. Chargers; WRs Odell Beckham Jr., Zay Flowers active

The Ravens will be without cornerback Marlon Humphrey for a second straight game.

The former All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowl selection is inactive for Sunday night’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. He hasn’t played since suffering a calf injury Nov. 12 against the Cleveland Browns.

That will potentially put a strain on Baltimore’s defense, with the Chargers averaging 25.9 points per game (eighth-most in the NFL) and 248.6 yards per game passing (ninth). In 10 games this season, quarterback Justin Herbert has thrown for 2,609 yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions.

The Ravens’ offense, however, will have its full complement of wide receivers with Odell Beckham Jr. and Zay Flowers both active. They were questionable with shoulder and hip injuries, respectively, and Beckham said Friday he would be a “game-time decision.”

Having both should help somewhat ease the loss of tight end Mark Andrews, who suffered a likely season-ending ankle injury in the Ravens’ win over the Cincinnati Bengals 10 days ago. The Chargers’ pass defense is also one of the worst in the NFL, ranking 26th by defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA).

Meanwhile, Ravens linebackers Malik Harrison (groin) and Trenton Simpson (concussion), center Sam Mustipher, guard Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu and quarterback Josh Johnson (emergency quarterback) are all inactive.

For the Chargers, tight end Nick Vannett (concussion), wide receiver Simi Fehoko, safety A.J. Finley, running back Elijah Dotson, offensive lineman Zack Bailey and defensive lineman Scott Matlock are inactive.


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