The Ravens and Patriots are both healthy for Sunday's AFC championship matchup at Gillette Stadium.
The biggest question mark for the Ravens coming into the game was rookie running back
Pierce is active and expected to be the No. 2 back behind starter
On the defensive side, linebacker
Ellerbe will have a critical role Sunday in limiting the Patriots' pass-heavy offense that utilizes tight ends and running backs coming out of the backfield.
The scratches for the Ravens are cornerback
The Patriots also don’t have any major injury concerns and their inactives are defensive backs Malcolm Williams and Derrick Martin, wide receiver Kamar Aiken, offensive linemen Nick McDonald and Markus Zusevics, and defensive linemen Marcus Forston and Jake Bequette.
New England will also be without tight end Rob Gronkowksi, who was placed on injured reserve this week after re-breaking his forearm.