The Return of Lamar Jackson’s Top Target: AFC Championship game

The Baltimore Ravens Officially Activated Mark Andrews for Sunday’s Game

According to NFL Network, the Baltimore Ravens are activating tight end Mark Andrews for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. This marks his return after missing two months with an ankle injury that was initially thought to be season-ending.

Andrews’ return is significant as it enhances an already potent Ravens offense, which currently ranks fourth in the league with a 47.3% success rate. The offense performs even better with Andrews on the field, particularly in 12 personnel plays, where the success rate increased from 48.8% to 52.4% when he was in the lineup.

In addition to Andrews, second-year tight end Isaiah Likely has also stepped up in the last six weeks, providing 316 yards and six touchdowns on 19 catches. This has bolstered Baltimore’s offense and contributed to quarterback Lamar Jackson’s resurgence in the MVP conversation.

Andrews’ potential return is welcomed by Jackson, who has expressed that it would “mean a lot” to have him back in the lineup. However, the Ravens may face a tough challenge against the Chiefs, who have been relatively successful in defending tight ends this season.

Despite Kansas City’s strong defensive rankings against tight ends, the performance of Bills rookie tight end Dalton Kincaid in the Divisional Round suggests that there may still be opportunities for the Ravens to exploit in the AFC Championship game.