The Day After; Baltimore

News and notes on the Baltimore Ravens.

Rookie quarterback Kyle Boller, who did not play the fourth quarter of the 33-13 win over the Cleveland Browns, will remain the Ravens' starter Sunday at San Diego.
   "Kyle could have gone back in the game but [the knee] was stiffening on him," Ravens coach Brian Billick said. "Kyle will be fine by the time we work through the week."
  The bigger question is whether Boller is ready mentally to start Sunday.
   In his second NFL start, Boller regressed and completed 7 of 17 passes for 78 yards. He often threw off his back foot and underthrew receivers.
   But backup Chris Redman played just as poorly, so there has been little reason for a quarterback controversy.
   With running back Jamal Lewis' highlights played nationally, defenses will stack the line of scrimmage with eight players and force Boller to beat them with his arm.
   "We need to take pressure off the running game with the passing game," Billick said. "We have to look at that as an opportunity to make plays down the field. We've got to continue to expand on that. He did some good things. Where he got into trouble was rushing his fundamentals."
   --LG Edwin Mulitalo will likely miss Sunday's game at San Diego after spraining his right ankle. Casey Rabach would replace him in the starting lineup.
   --C Casey Rabach is expected to start at left guard because Edwin Mulitalo sprained his ankle in Sunday's game.
   --S Gerome Sapp will likely be sidelined for Sunday's game at San Diego Chargers with a right MCL sprain. He primarily plays on special teams.
   --CB Alvin Porter is recovering from a groin injury and could see more time on special teams because Sapp will likely be sidelined with a knee sprain.
   --QB Kyle Boller has a stiff left knee after leaving Sunday's game late in the third quarter. Coach Brian Billick said he expects him to practice all week.

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