Lamar Jackson (knee) optimism dwindling for Ravens

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (knee) faces an "uphill battle" to play in Sunday's wild-card game versus the Cincinnati Bengals, reports Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

What It Means:

Adam Schefter of ESPN previously reported that Jackson had a "strong chance" of returning for the Wild Card Round, but according to Rapoport and Garafolo, optimism for a postseason return is dwindling. Jackson hasn't practiced or played since suffering a PCL sprain on his left knee December 4 against the Denver Broncos. Tyler Huntley (shoulder/wrist) will likely make his first career playoff start on Sunday versus the Bengals if Jackson remains out.

The Bengals allowed the third-fewest FanDuel points per game to quarterbacks during the regular season and they had a top-10 pass defense in numberFire's adjusted team rankings. Jackson has a $7,800 salary and Huntley has a $6,500 salary on FanDuel in the Wild Card Round.