The Ravens will face a banged-up Chicago Bears team this Sunday.
Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman announced Monday that quarterback Jay Cutler has been ruled out due to a high-ankle sprain suffered Sunday against the Detroit Lions.
However, Baltimore will face a very capable backup in Josh McCown.
An 11-year veteran, McCown has played well this season filling in for Cutler, completing 60 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and no interceptions – a quarterback rating of 103.2. He's played in three games and started one.
In his one start against Green Bay, McCown helped the Bears to a 27-20 victory while completing 22 of 41 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns.
Cutler suffered his ankle injury late in the first half but stayed in the game. On Monday Trestman said he kept Cutler on the field too long and later told the media that Cutler had one of his best games.
The Bears also got bad news regarding top cornerback Charles Tillman.
He suffered a triceps injury and is out for the remainder of the regular season. Tillman, who went to the Pro Bowl each of the past two years, has three interceptions and 41 tackles this season. With Tillman out, sixth-year cornerback Zack Bowman is expected to start. Bowman has started five games over the past four seasons, including one this year. He has 12 tackles and one interception.