When the Ravens and Eagles released their injury reports Friday, they were dotted with key names.
Tackle Jah Reid (leg) is listed as out while linebacker Paul Kruger (back) and defensive end Pernell McPhee (knee) are listed as questionable. Center Matt Birk (thigh) and safety Ed Reed (thigh) are listed as probable for Baltimore.
Kruger said he's optimistic that he'll be able to play.
"I was able to run around today and I felt a lot more comfortable, and I'm hoping it loosens up maybe more before the game. I've got a couple days left," he said.
Coach John Harbaugh was a bit more vague in regard to the status of Kruger and McPhee.
"The buses will pull up at 1 p.m. All of our guys will be there. They will get out of the bus, and then we will see what happens," Harbaugh said, somewhat tongue in cheek.
The Eagles have as many integral players who could be on the shelf.
Receiver Riley Cooper (collarbone) is listed as out, and top wideouts DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and Jeremy Maclin (hip) joined cornerback Curtis Marsh (hamstring) as questionable. Safety Colt Anderson (knee), receiver Jason Avant (wrist) and safety Kurt Coleman (facial lacerations) are all probable for the contest.
Jackson and Maclin appear more likely to play than even a day ago. Maclin didn't practice Wednesday and neither did Thursday before they were both able to take the field in a limited capacity today.