Several key Ravens headline early game NFL inactive lists

Brian McIntyre
Shutdown Corner

With the AFC North wrapped up, the Baltimore Ravens are resting several key players, including wide receiver Anquan Boldin, guard Marshal Yanda, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and linebacker Terrell Suggs for the regular season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Ravens are also without linebacker Ray Lewis, who was not expected to play, despite being activated from the injured reserve list last week.

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One player who will play for the Ravens is running back Ray Rice. According to playing-time data maintained by Shutdown Corner, Rice played in 79.72 percent of the Ravens' offensive snaps this season, logging 802 snaps, the most among NFL running backs entering Week 17. Rice is 11th in the NFL in rushing yards (1,138) and fifth in yards from scrimmage with (1,616), but is well below the league-high 2,068 yards from scrimmage he had accumulated during the 2011 season. Rice had a $1 million incentive tied to his rushing and receiving yardage, as well as where the Ravens ranked offensively, but the three-time Pro Bowler is not believed to be anywhere near the production levels required to trigger that payment.

Here are the rest of the early game NFL inactive lists:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

Tampa Bay: RB Michael Smith, WR Chris Owusu, G Roger Allen, DT Corvey Irvin, DT Matthew Masifilo, LB Jacob Cutrera, CB Eric Wright

Atlanta: QB Dominique Davis, G Phillipkeith Manley, G Harland Gunn, C Joe Hawley, DT Travian Robertson, CB Christopher Owens, S William Moore

New York Jets at Buffalo Bills

NY Jets: QB Greg McElroy, WR Chaz Schilens, TE Dustin Keller, G Caleb Schlauderaff, LB Bryan Thomas, CB Ellis Lankster

Buffalo: QB Tarvaris Jackson, WR Kevin Elliott, OT Chris Scott, G Keith Williams, DT Jay Ross, DE Mark Anderson, S Da'Norris Searcy

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals

Baltimore: WR Anquan Boldin, WR Tandon Doss, G Marshal Yanda, DT Haloti Ngata, LB Terrell Suggs, LB Ray Lewis, S Bernard Pollard

Cincinnati: WR Dane Sanzenbacher, TE Richard Quinn, DT Devon Still, DT Brandon Thompson, CB Jason Allen, CB Terence Newman, S George Iloka

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Chicago: QB Josh McCown, RB Armando Allen, OT Cory Brandon, DT Nate Collins, LB Blake Costanzo, LB Brian Urlacher, S Chris Conte

Detroit: QB Kellen Moore, RB Kevin Smith, OT Jason Fox, OT Corey Hilliard, DE Ronnell Lewis, CB Drayton Florence, S Ricardo Silva

Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts

Houston: OT Andrew Gardner, G Antoine Caldwell, C/G Cody White, NT Terrell McClain, LB Brooks Reed, CB Stanford Routt, CB Alan Ball

Indianapolis: RB Delone Carter, WR Nathan Palmer, OT Tony Hills, C Samson Satele, NT Antonio Johnson, DE Cory Redding, S Tom Zbikowski

Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints

Carolina: QB Jimmy Clausen, RB Jonathan Stewart, WR Joe Adams, C Geoff Hangartner, DE Greg Hardy, LB James Anderson

New Orleans: RB Pierre Thomas, WR Saalim Hakim, TE Michael Higgins, G Ricky Henry, DT Akiem Hicks, LB Scott Shanle, CB Jabari Greer

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

Philadelphia: RB Chris Polk, WR Greg Salas, TE Evan Moore, OT Matt Kopa, G Danny Watkins, DT Fletcher Cox, LB Mychal Kendricks

NY Giants: RB Ryan Torain, WR Ramses Barden, TE Adrien Robinson, DT Chris Canty, DE Adewale Ojomo, CB Jayron Hosley, S Tyler Sash

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

Cleveland: QB Brandon Weeden, QB Colt McCoy, RB Trent Richardson, TE Jordan Cameron, G Jarrod Shaw, LB Adrien Moten, CB Sheldon Brown

Pittsburgh: QB Byron Leftwich, WR David Gilreath, NT Alameda Ta'amu, NT Loni Fangupo, LB Marshall McFadden, CB Justin King

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans

Jacksonville: RB Montell Owens, TE Allen Reisner, G Uche Nwaneri, G Eben Britton, DT Jerome Long, DE John Chick, CB Antwaun Molden

Tennessee: QB Rusty Smith, WR Damian Williams, TE Craig Stevens, OT Daniel Baldridge, C Kevin Matthews, DT DaJohn Harris, CB Ryan Mouton

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