Friday afternoon happenings

The Ravens often have members of the national media out at practice to do feature reports on players or hot topics.

Rarely are those members of the media related to the former leader of the free world.

Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush and current NBC News correspondent, was at the Ravens' facility today doing a piece for the Today Show on wide receiver Torrey Smith.

Head coach John Harbaugh took a little extra time after practice to talk to Ms. Bush Hager, as beat writers and reporters waited for Harbaugh's post-practice press conference.

What, are we not as interesting as the former First Daughter?

No? Fine.

Harbaugh admitted today that linebacker Ray Lewis, who has not practiced all week because of a lingering toe injury, is unlikely to play again this Sunday against the Colts.

Lewis has not practiced since the week leading up to the Ravens' game against the 49ers two weeks ago.

"It might make sense (to rest him)," Harbaugh said. "It would just depend on how well he's coming along. I think he's very close. It's one of those injuries where you just have to see how it goes. You have to take everything into consideration. Maybe he could have played the last couple weeks, maybe we just decided to mitigate the risk. We'll just have to see where we're at."

The Ravens have lost their last eight games against the Colts (including two playoff losses), so Harbaugh obviously has not beaten Indianapolis in his tenure as Ravens head coach.

There was the 31-3 loss in Indy back in October of 2008, the tight 17-15 loss the next year, and then the 20-3 defeat in the Divisional Round of the playoffs that same season.

"We turned the ball over, and we didn't get turnovers all the time," Harbaugh said. "They played great against us. We've played pretty well; the game here we had them, in a sense. Every game is its own story as usual, but it's been a tough series for us the last three times out."

With Peyton Manning not suiting up this Sunday, I'm guessing things will be a little different this time out.

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