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Jimmy Clausen to Start at Quarterback for Baltimore Ravens vs Seattle Seahawks

Ravens QB Matt Schaub is inactive, which means Jimmy Clausen will start against the Seahawks for the second time this season, but with a different team.

The team suited up for their penultimate road business trip of the regular season, taking on the Balitmore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium for the Week 14 matchup.

For the second time this season, though against a different opponent, the Seahawks will face an offense led by Jimmy Clausen at quarterback.

Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback Matt Schaub, who took over the job when Joe Flacco suffered a season-ending knee injury, is inactive for Sunday's game because of a chest injury. That means Clausen, who faced Seattle earlier this season with the Chicago Bears, will get the start, making him just the sixth quarterback to start for two different teams against the same opponent in one season. Other quarterbacks to have done so, according to STATS LLC, are Jack Kemp (1962), Norm Shead (1974), Chris Chandler (1991), Kerry Collins (1998), and Kyle Orton (2011).

In Clausen's start with Chicago against the Seahawks, he completed 9 of 17 pass attempts for 63 yards, and the Bears punted on every possession in a 26-0 loss.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on Friday that his team's preparation didn't change with Baltimore's uncertainty at quarterback—Schaub had been listed as questionable Friday.

"I don't know that they're going to do anything different," Carroll said. "We're just going with what we're seeing. The nature of changing would be because the quarterbacks were really different types of players, but otherwise they've got to run their offense and do the things that they do. So that's what we're kind of counting on, we'll see what happens on gameday."

And Clausen won't be the only player on the Ravens offense who is familiar to the Seahawks. Receiver Chris Matthews, who was with the Seahawks last season and part of this season, and who was a surprise star of Super Bowl XLIX, is active for Baltimore after being signed off of their practice squad Saturday.

The Seahawks inactives contain no real surprises, with the three injured players who were declared out Friday—running back Marshawn Lynch, defensive end Demarcus Dobbs and defensive tackle Jordan Hill—the only injury-related inactives.

Tight end Anthony McCoy, who re-signed with Seattle on Wednesday, is active, meaning he'll see his first game action with Seattle since the 2012 season. McCoy missed all of the 2013 and 2014 seasons with Achilles injuries, then was released during September roster cuts this year. McCoy spent part of this season with Washington before returning to Seattle this week.

Also active for Seattle is safety Akeem Davis, who was also signed Wednesday. Carroll said they expect Davis to have a big role on special teams.

Here are the inactives for both teams:

Seattle Seahawks

WR B.J. Daniels

CB Tye Smith

FS Steven Terrell

RB Marshawn Lynch

C/G Kristjan Sokoli

DE Demarcus Dobbs

DT Jordan Hill

Baltimore Ravens

QB Matt Schaub

WR Marlon Brown

CB Tray Walker

TE Crockett Gillmore

TE Richard Gordon

DT Carl Davis

DE Kapron Lewis-Moore

The Seahawks and Ravens face off on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. Kickoff is set for 10:00 a.m. PT. Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Ravens.

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