While most of the attention tomorrow in the Baltimore-Buffalo game will be on the reaction Ravens RB Willis McGahee gets in his former stomping grounds, the Ravens have some key injuries on defense that may stop hinder their efforts in Western New York. The key injury is to all-world linebacker Ray Lewis, who is now a game-time decision with a knee injury. Corner Chris McAllister is suffering also from a knee injury, and he did not practice all week and will miss the contest with the Bills.
While Lewis and McAllister are likely both out, the team will get back corner Samari Rolle, who has missed the past few weeks with an undisclosed illness that put him in the hospital for a short time. He did play in special situations last week against the Rams, but is expected to be able to give it a full go tomorrow vs Buffalo. The offense has some injuries to deal with as well, as center Mike Flynn is questionable. Tight ends Todd Head and Daniel Wilcox both did not practice this week as well, and are not expected to play.
The other position that will be watched closely for the Ravens is quarterback, where Kyle Boller will get the start for Steve McNair, who is out with a back injury. The team wants to sit McNair and have him back following the bye week when the team travels to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers in a key AFC North matchup on Monday night November 5th. It will be the third start of the season for Boller, who is 2-0 on the season starting under center.