Yanda active, Cundiff set to kick

With the division title on the line, the Ravens will have both their starting right guard and their top kicker active for today's game at Cincinnati.

Marshal Yanda and Billy Cundiff will both suit up this afternoon despite battling injuries this week.

The ever-tough Yanda will apparently try and play through rib and thigh bruises suffered last week, injuries which caused him to miss two days of practice this week. Cundiff, meanwhile, will return after missing the Ravens' last game because of a left calf injury.

Head coach John Harbaugh had said that the Ravens would not carry two kickers on their active roster if Cundiff was healthy, but Shayne Graham still has a job for now. That will likely change if Cundiff comes out of this game without suffering a setback and the Ravens feel confident that he'll be good to go the rest of the way.

Also active for the Ravens is cornerback Cary Williams, who has been cleared to play after suffering a concussion last week.

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin will not play today despite making recent strides in his recovery from knee surgery. Boldin should be ready for the start of the playoffs.

Here are the Ravens' inactives today: K Shayne Graham, WR Anquan Boldin, RB Anthony Allen, CB Danny Gorrer, OT D.J. Jones, LB Sergio Kindle and LB Dannell Ellerbe.

For the second straight week, the Patriots have started slow and given the Ravens hopes of earning the No. 1 seed in the AFC. For the second straight week, the Patriots have responded to that slow start and piled on the points.

New England appears poised to earn that top seed in the conference, meaning the Ravens will play for the No. 2 seed today.

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