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Ravens lose QB Joe Flacco and running back Justin Forsett in win over Rams


Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will miss the remainder of the season after tearing ligaments in his left knee, and teammate Justin Forsett's season is over after he broke his right arm Sunday.

Flacco's injury occurred late in the fourth quarter of Baltimore's 16-13 win over the St. Louis Rams.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Flacco "tore at his ACL and I think, his MCL as well." Flacco was wearing a brace on his left knee after the game.

Flacco has never missed a game since starting the season opener in 2008. His run of 122 straight starts will end next week.

He played the final series Sunday despite being injured and moved the offense to set up the winning field goal by Justin Tucker. Flacco went 27 for 44 for 299 yards.

Forsett was stopped for a 5-yard loss on a first-and-10 from the St. Louis 41. The tackle was made by defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who drove Forsett into the turf.

In other injury news Sunday:

—Rams guard Andrew Donnal hurt one of his knees and had to be helped from the field. He was later ruled out for the game.

—Falcons running back Devonta Freeman sustained a concussion against the Colts. He had 43 yards rushing in the first quarter, including a 39-yarder, before he was escorted to the locker room.

PHOTO: Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in Baltimore, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in Baltimore, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

—Minutes later, the Colts announced Frank Gore has a bruised thigh. Ahmad Bradshaw replaced Gore for the Colts.

—Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch was a surprise inactive against San Francisco and will seek another opinion on his abdominal injury. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that Lynch was traveling to Philadelphia on Monday to meet with Dr. William Meyers on Monday in Philadelphia to try and get an exact determination of his abdominal injury.

—New York Jets center Nick Mangold left in the first quarter at Houston with a hand injury and coach Todd Bowles said he had lacerations in his hand that kept him from snapping the ball. Cornerback Darrelle Revis left in the third quarter with a concussion.

—For the Texans, cornerback A.J. Bouye left the game with less than 6 minutes to go in the first half to be evaluated for a concussion.

—Bears running back Ka'Deem Carey sustained a concussion when he took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Broncos safety T.J. Ward midway through the third quarter.

—San Francisco defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey's right leg buckled on Seattle's first offensive play when he was being blocked by Garry Gilliam. He left the game and didn't return.

—Eagles tight end Zach Ertz suffered a concussion.

—In San Diego, Kansas City wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas suffered a concussion and running back Charcandrick West strained a hamstring. For the Chargers, defensive tackle Sean Lissemore and safety Jahleel Addae had concussions. Right tackle Joe Barksdale had a hip injury.

—Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater left briefly with an injury to his left shoulder against Green Bay, but still finished 25 for 37 for 296 yards and a touchdown without any turnovers. The Packers lost center Corey Linsley (ankle) and safety Micah Hyde (hip) to injuries.

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