Report: Mark Ingram expected to play for Ravens against Patriots originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
As the Baltimore Ravens prepare for a Sunday night matchup with the New England Patriots, it appears the offense will welcome back an important piece on the backfield.
Running back Mark Ingram is expected to play in the primetime game after missing multiple weeks while dealing with a high ankle, sprain, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported.
#Ravens RB Mark Ingram, dealing with a high-ankle sprain and listed as questionable, had a good week of practice and should be set to play tonight, source said. He had a full practice on Friday, emphasizing the point.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2020
Rapoport's report is in line with the way the 10th-year pro progressed in practice throughout the week. After participating in a limited fashion on Wednesday and sitting out Thursday, Ingram was a full-go for Friday's session. The veteran runner injured his ankle in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles and missed Baltimore's last two games.
Despite the 2019 Pro Bowler's absence, the Ravens running game continued to perform at an elite level. Gus Edwards and rookie J.K. Dobbins handled the workload and allowed Baltimore to maintain its rank as the No. 1 rushing offense in the NFL in terms of yards per game at 170.1.
Still, the return of Ingram adds even more depth and versatility to the position. With 50 carries for 225 yards and two touchdowns on the season, Baltimore has yet another talented backfield option to hand the ball to.
That will be crucial on Sunday and down the stretch, as the rushing offense has been key for the Ravens in 2020. As Lamar Jackson and the passing offense struggle to find its footing, the team's offensive success has come largely on the ground.