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Anquan Boldin could play Sunday vs. Bengals

Posted on: December 30, 2011 9:47 pm
 
Bolden

By Josh Katzowitz

Eight days ago we told you that Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin, after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus, would miss the rest of the regular season as he recovered. In fact, Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said it’d be tight for Boldin to return if the Ravens had to play in the wild card round.

Dr. James Andrews, though, apparently has worked a miracle. On Friday, via ESPN’s John Clayton, Andrews cleared Boldin to play Sunday vs. the Bengals.

While Boldin practiced Friday and is listed as doubtful, there is a chance he could take the field.

Which would be welcome news for Joe Flacco, because he’d be getting back his top receiving threat -- Boldin has 887 yards on the season.

And the Ravens really would like a victory against the Bengals, because Baltimore (via our handy Playoff Picture page), with a win, would take the AFC North and a first-round bye. And if Baltimore wins and the Patriots lose to the Bills, the Ravens would earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC and home-field playoffs all the way to the Super Bowl.

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Since: Dec 31, 2011
Posted on: December 31, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Anquan Boldin could play Sunday vs. Bengals

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Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: December 31, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Anquan Boldin could play Sunday vs. Bengals

really doubt if Boldin is ready to go on Sunday. Ravens want the bye week but if they lose Boldin for the playoffs, there is no way they will advance in the playoffs. This game should be all about Ray Rice from and offensive point of view



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 31, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Anquan Boldin could play Sunday vs. Bengals

King1 -

Healthy players are a priority, but given the way the Ravens and Steelers have played at home vs on the road (they've been AWFUL on the road, home field advantage is going to mean a lot to all three of the teams you mentioned.

The Pats on the road at Pittsburgh or at Baltimore is going to be a horrible matchup for them, whereas hosting Pittsburgh or Baltimore is a winnable game. And the Baltimore/Pittsburgh showdown, if it happens (which seems likely), could quite possibly be decided by home field advantage.



Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: December 31, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Anquan Boldin could play Sunday vs. Bengals

So a painkilling injection to the knee and send him onto the field?  Sounds risky to me.  What if he suffers a setback, especially with the playoffs just around the corner?  If the Ravens can't handle CIN without Boldin, they have bigger concerns.



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: December 31, 2011 11:28 am
 

Anquan Boldin could play Sunday vs. Bengals

ravens lose with b-o-l-d-I-n, steelers lose with cripple ben, and pat lose with one wing tom - whole weekend will mean nothing to home field both qb's will aggrevate their injuries and some 8-8 team will knock them off first round... not sure why healthy players for playoffs arent first prioity?



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: December 31, 2011 1:12 am
 

Anquan Boldin could play Sunday vs. Bengals

Bolden???  Get a proofreader!



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 31, 2011 12:45 am
 

Anquan Boldin could play Sunday vs. Bengals

who cares if bolden plays. in the clutch he will let youdown. he will get mad cause he thinks he is not getting enough ballsthrown to him.



Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2011 12:27 am
 

Anquan Boldin could play Sunday vs. Bengals

Boldin is a tough guy, so this is no big surprise.  If played on a team with a top-20 QB then his numbers would be much better.  What a career change; Kurt Warner to Joe Flacco.  Joey Checkdown loves the 0-2 yard pass to Ray Rice.



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: December 31, 2011 12:10 am
 

Anquan Boldin could play Sunday vs. Bengals

Survey says .... of course he'll play. If he's cleared and practiced is there any doubt? Too impotant of a game for the Ravens.


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