Ravens practice with wet footballs to prepare for 49ers
The Baltimore Ravens are doing everything they can to ensure that their big matchup Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers is not significantly marred by the weather.
With rain in the forecast for Sunday’s game, the Ravens spent Thursday practicing with wet footballs in anticipation of the potentially difficult conditions.
Ravens practiced with wet balls Thursday, given that the forecast calls for 100 percent rain for Sunday’s game vs. the 49ers.
“Our equipment staff did a great job of soaking those things pretty good,” offensive coordinator Greg Roman said.
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Rainy weather is always going to have a major impact on football games, but this one could be particularly vulnerable. The Ravens run the ball a lot, and both teams are highly-regarded defensively, particularly the 49ers. Weather could make things easier on both defenses while really scrambling the offensive gameplans. Considering what Lamar Jackson has been up to lately, that would be a real shame, but it seems the Baltimore offense is trying to think ahead and mitigate the impacts.