With the game-ending injuries to Le'Ron McClain, Michael Oher and Dawan Landry, the fact that cornerback Chris Carr missed one series because of injury might fly under the radar.
But, Carr wants to draw attention to the circumstances surrounding his injury. That's because, he says, he was cheap-shotted by Buccaneers safety Corey Lynch.
The hit came when Carr was back blocking on a second half punt return. The Ravens' sixth-year cornerback says he was standing away from the play when Lynch took a run at him for no reason.
"I was just standing there when some guy came up and wanted to de-cleat me," Carr said. "Hopefully, he should get fined on that. That's unnecessary. There should be a fine. He should get fined for that. Unbelievable. I haven't gotten hit like that since college."
Asked who delivered the hit, Carr called out Lynch, a third-year safety out of Appalachian State.
"It was No. 41," Carr said. "And you can write that down. Knocked the wind out of me. I couldn't breathe. My hip, my side is hurting."
Carr only missed a series before returning to the field. He said he wasn't able to say anything to Lynch immediately after the hit because he was trying to get some air back in his lungs.
While he laughed off the incident and was in good spirits talking after the game, Carr was definitely irritated with Lynch and felt that the hit crossed the line.
"He caught me when I wasn't looking. It was extremely unnecessary," Carr said. "It's unfortunate that players want to play like that."
Carr says he expects to be able to practice this week, but he will be feeling the hit for a little bit.
"I'm feeling a little better," Carr said. "I'm going to be sore for the next couple days."