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KANSAS CITY Tavon Young Jersey 2019 , Mo. (AP) — Spencer Ware lost his starting job with the Chiefs after a devastating injury in a preseason game.He got it back after Kareem Hunt’s devastating fall last week.Ware answered the call on short notice, too, carrying 14 times for 47 yards and a touchdown while helping the Chiefs to a 40-33 win in Oakland last Sunday.The performance came despite Ware getting only about 10 percent of the first-team repetitions in practice, and only 48 hours after Hunt was stunningly released follow the release of a video that showed him assaulting a woman in a Cleveland hotel in February.Now, the 27-year-old Ware gets a full week of practice as the Chiefs’ starting running back before taking the field at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. And he just may need it — the Chiefs are preparing to face the Baltimore Ravens, who have the league’s best defense.“I’ve been battling all year, 18 months, to get back fully,” Ware said. “The Chiefs came in, the training staff White Matt Skura Jersey , they’ve been supporting me. They’ve been behind me every single play.“That’s been building my confidence,” he said. “I thank my teammates and the organization. It makes it easier for me when I’m out there and I can play with people behind me.”This is hardly the first time the Chiefs have had his back.Ware had put on weight and moved to fullback when he joined the Seattle Seahawks out of college, but he only appeared in two games for them before being released. The Chiefs took a chance on Ware and he made the most of it, earning a spot on the roster and slimming back down to play running back.He wound up starting two of the 11 games he played during the 2015 season, and all 14 he appeared in the next season, when former starter Jamaal Charles went down with a season-ending injury.Ware was supposed to be the starter last season, even after the Chiefs selected Hunt in the third round of the draft. But he tore ligaments in his knee in a gruesome preseason injury, and Hunt took his opportunity and ran with it — quite literally — to the tune of an NFL rushing title.When he returned in training camp, Ware was suddenly thrust into a backup role.It was probably for the best, at least early on Matt Skura Jersey 2019 , because Ware acknowledged his fitness and game-readiness wasn’t quite on point early this season. But he ran eight times for 59 yards against Cincinnati in a game that got out of hand early, he finally reached the end zone for the first time this year in a game against Arizona, and he played well in a tough environment last week in Oakland.“It was great to get Spencer back in there and working on more of a full-time basis,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, “as opposed to being a relief pitcher or a third-down player.”Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday he doesn’t expect the Chiefs to change their offense with Ware in the backfield. His physical running style and ability to catch the ball out of the backfield is similar to that of Hunt, while his experience makes up for his lack of game action this season.“Really it’s the same offense. You have to defend the plays and the players running them,” Harbaugh said. “They have capable backs. Spencer Ware has been a starter and done a good job in this league.”Damien Williams and Darrel Williams remain the backups this week, though the Chiefs brought back veteran Charcandrick West to provide some depth. West was released in training camp, but is familiar with the Chiefs offense, not to mention the Ravens defense.He ran for 76 yards and a touchdown in a game against Baltimore a few years ago.“We just have to deal with the guys we’re playing Stitched Sam Koch Jersey ,” Harbaugh said. “I don’t expect anything new.”Notes: WR Sammy Watkins (foot) and safety Eric Berry (heel) practiced Wednesday, though Reid declined to say whether either will be available. “We’ll just see how they do,” he said. … Reid said the Chiefs are preparing for both Ravens QBs Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson. “You just try to make sure you cover your bases there,” Reid said. OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore safety Eric Weddle proudly proclaimed this wasn’t the same Ravens team following a spirited victory over the Broncos in Week 3.He might have spoken too soon.The Ravens (3-2) have dropped out of first place in the AFC North following their 12-9 overtime loss to the revamped Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The performance was reminiscent of Baltimore’s struggles in 2017 when it failed to make the postseason for the third consecutive year.The Ravens couldn’t muster a touchdown and committed two turnovers, including one in the red zone, against a Cleveland defense that is ranked in the bottom third of league.Baltimore gave up 342 yards passing and a touchdown to rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield. The secondary also allowed a long play downfield in overtime that set up the game-winning, 37-yard field goal by Greg Joseph with two seconds remaining.Coach John Harbaugh defended his team’s ratio between passing attempts (57) and the number of times the Ravens ran the ball (25) at his Monday news conference.“That’s not a topic for us,” he said. “You do whatever you can do to move the ball and score points. We’ve been doing a pretty good job of that until this last game. We just need to put more points on the board. Nine points . it’s tough to win games that way. That’s the bottom line. This run-pass balance thing, I don’t understand why it’s even a topic.”Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was 29 of 56 for 298 yards and an interception on the Browns 2-yard line with his team leading 3-0. He was also sacked twice.Baltimore had broken an NFL record earlier this season with 12 touchdowns on its first 12 trips inside the red zone. However Youth Sam Koch Jersey , the Ravens have since cooled down and were held scoreless in three red-zone opportunities against Cleveland.“They took some of the big plays away from us and made us go the long, hard way,” Flacco said about the Browns. “We turned the ball over a couple times, and we had them getting a little tired. We just weren’t able to keep and sustain it for anything significant. We had our chances. In these kind of games when you have little chances, you have to be able to take advantage of them. The couple that we had, we probably just didn’t execute well.”Entering the year, Flacco was provided with more talent at wide receiver with the free-agent signings of Michael Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead. That trio has made plays throughout the season.Crabtree led the team with six catches for 66 yards against Cleveland. Brown had four catches for 58 yards and Snead caught five passes for 55 yards.However, Crabtree had a couple of critical drops that would have extended drives. He also could not hang onto a potential game-winning touchdown in the final minute of regulation.After the game, Crabtree took responsibility for the loss.“I should have made that catch Stitched Brandon Williams Jersey ,” Crabtree said. “The game would have been over. I put that on me. If I have to catch 2,000 balls a week in practice, I’m going to have to do that.”The Ravens have to quickly regroup and prepare for the Tennessee Titans, which will close out a string of three consecutive road games. Baltimore will face its former defensive coordinator Dean Pees, who retired after the 2017 season before accepting the same role in Tennessee.“We’re quick to get over wins, and we have to be quick to get over losses,” linebacker Terrell Suggs said. “We’re going to get back to the drawing board and come Wednesday, this one’s going to be behind us. We’re going to be ready for Tennessee.”

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