|WR Devin Hester||Calf||Doubtful|
|CB Zack Bowman||Illness||Questionable|
|DT Tommie Harris||Knee||Questionable|
|OT Orlando Pace||Groin||Questionable|
|CB Charles Tillman||Back||Questionable|
|LB Jamar Williams||Ankle||Questionable|
|OT Jared Gaither||Foot||OUT|
|DT Brandon McKinney||Back||OUT|
|WR Mark Clayton||Knee||Doubtful|
|S K.J. Gerard||Thigh||Questionable|
|LB Tavares Gooden||Groin||Questionable|
|LB Jarret Johnson||Knee/Back||Questionable|
|DT Haloti Ngata||Ankle||Questionable|
|S Ed Reed||Groin/Foot||Questionable|
|TE L.J. Smith||Ankle||Questionable|
|WR Kelley Washington||Ankle||Questionable|
|C Matt Birk||Neck||Probable|
|WR Derrick Mason||Finger||Probable|
|LB Terrell Suggs||Knee||Probable|
Bears Offense vs. Ravens Defense
The Ravens welcomed back pass-rushing linebacker Terrell Suggs last week after he had missed the previous three games with a knee injury. They're a different defense when Suggs is putting the heat on opposing quarterbacks. Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed has missed the last few games and has assorted aches and pains (hip, groin, foot). He has three interceptions and three forced fumbles this year. Former Bears linebacker and special-teams standout Brendon Ayanbadejo is on injured reserve. Massive defensive lineman Haloti Ngata has had a hard time getting to practice this week because of a painful ankle injury.
The Ravens present yet another challenging 3-4 alignment for the Bears. Veteran defensive end Trevor Pryce has thrived in this scheme and will be a key matchup for Shaffer, provided he still gets the start at right tackle. On passing downs, keep an eye out for a 2-4-5 lineup, as well.
Ravens Offense vs. Bears Defense
The Bears defense looks to be relatively healthy. Linebacker Jamar Williams showed up on the injury report Wednesday with an ankle injury. Defensive tackle Tommie Harris, who has had knee issues for quite some time, has shown some signs of life over the last few weeks. It will be important for him to finish the season on a high note. With the playoffs out of reach, it will be interesting to see if rookie lineman Jarron Gilbert is active and gets any repetitions of note, and if they're at tackle or end.
Ray Rice is having the kind of season that gives defensive coordinators nightmares. He has amassed 1,693 yards of offense between 1,041 rushing and 652 receiving yards. This will be a huge challenge for the front seven and their ability to maintain gap discipline. Look for the Bears to keep an extra safety in the box more often than usual to keep Rice at bay. If quarterback Joe Flacco is on his game, he will have opportunities to work tight end Todd Heap over the middle.
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