Originally Posted by ETL
If Ravens lose - should Ben play - obvious answer - yes if possible and if he gives us the best chance to win.
If Ravens win - should Ben play - previously, I had said no to this. But the Ravens still have a tough game left in Cincy in week 17. And Cincy has motivation with Jets, Broncos, Raiders all losing, they just moved up on the totem pole for the last wildcard spot. For this situation, it all depends on Ben - if he feels he can play - then I say yes as we will need to keep up with the Ravens. Losing to SF in this situation means that we are down 2 games to the Ravens.
If Ben can play he should play regardless.