The Ravens’ offense got a boost as both wide receivers, Zay Flowers and Odell Beckham Jr., are active for the Monday night showdown with the San Francisco 49ers.
Flowers was listed as questionable with a foot injury. He didn’t practice on Wednesday, was limited on Thursday but was a full participant on Friday.
Flowers leads the Ravens in receptions (65) and receiving yards (680) with three touchdowns.
Beckham was dealing with an illness earlier in the week. He is third on the team with 32 receptions for 519 yards with three touchdowns.’
Cornerbacks Arthur Maulet (knee) and Jalyn Armour-Davis (concussion) have been ruled out. Those two players are contributors on special teams and can provide support in the secondary.
The Ravens elevated linebacker Jeremiah Moon and wide receiver Laquon Treadwell from the practice squad for more special teams depth.
Defensive back Damarion “Pepe” Williams was available but not active after missing the previous 14 games because of two offseason ankle surgeries. Last season as a rookie, Williams played in 14 games on defense and special teams, finishing with 22 tackles and two pass breakups.
The Ravens’ other inactive players are backup quarterbacks Josh Johnson and Malik Cunningham, center Sam Mustipher, an guard Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu.
The 49ers promoted former Ravens wide receiver Willie Snead IV to the active roster from the practice squad and waived offensive lineman Matt Pryor. Defensive lineman T.Y. McGill and cornerback Jason Verrett were also promoted from the practice squad for the game
Defensive tackle Arik Armstead (foot/knee), who has 27 tackles and five sacks, has been ruled out.
San Francisco also ruled out wide receiver Jauan Jennings (concussion), linebacker Oren Burks (knee), and tight end Ross Dwelley (ankle).
The other inactive players are quarterback Brandon Allen, cornerback Samuel Womack Jr., and running back Elijah Mitchell.
No. 1 seed on the line next week
With the Chiefs’ loss to the Raiders on Monday afternoon, the Ravens, Dolphins, and Browns are the only teams that could capture the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs.
The Ravens and Dolphins will play next week at M&T Bank Stadium.
Cleveland (10-5) can win the AFC North if it can beat the Jets and Bengals in the final two weeks and the Ravens go 1-2 against the 49ers, Dolphins, and Steelers because the Browns would have a better conference record.
The Dolphins beat the Cowboys, 22-20, on Sunday night and improved to 11-4. The Ravens are 11-3 heading into the Christmas night game.
The Chiefs are 9-6 and are still the third seed.