The Ravens are playing Chicago Bears at Soldier field with a threat of bad weather. According to weather.com, there’s an 80 percent chance of rain, lightening and 28-mile-per-hour winds. With the poor running game, wet balls will not be a good thing. Offensive Coordinator Jim Caldwell said that weather can determine what direction you’re throwing the ball and the kinds of throws you make. The Ravens do practice using wet balls. During their practice, the equipment staff will dunk balls in buckets of water before giving them to center, Gino Gradkowski to throw to Flacco. The receivers practice catching wet balls as well.
Chicago has been hit by the injuries, which has slowed down their progress. They won their first three games of the season. The Bears lost both games to the division rival Detroit Lions and to the Washington Redskins. Quarterback Jay Cutler is out with an injured left ankle, meaning Josh McCown will once again take the lead on the Bears No. 8-ranked passing attack. Baltimore’s pass defense is No. 18 in the league, so there’s definitely something that can be exploited there.