Under the bright lights Youth Michael Crabtree Jersey , the Baltimore Ravens will march into Heinz Field to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football. Although records seldom matter in this rivalry, the typical defensive slugfest may have a different mood this time around. Pittsburgh has been one of the worst defensive teams in football through three weeks, while the Ravens boast one of the best defensive units in the league. The key matchup to watch in this game will be Ben Roethlisberger’s No. 4 ranked offense sans Le’Veon Bell against Baltimore’s No. 1 ranked defense.1. Can the Ravens contain Pittsburgh’s tight ends?Last season, Baltimore struggled to limit opposing tight ends. They allowed the 10th most yards to tight ends and the eight most touchdowns. One season later, it has been a much different story as they have only allowed 14 receptions for 136 yards and no touchdowns. Against the Bengals, neither Tyler Kroft nor Tyler Eifert had success against Baltimore as they combined for four receptions for 34 yards. In week four, the Ravens will have a difficult matchup as Jesse James and Vance McDonald are both savvy veterans, who can make an impact in the passing game. McDonald is coming off of a dominant showing against the Buccaneers, where he totaled 112 receiving yards and a touchdown. Can the combination of C.J. Mosley Womens Marlon Humphrey Jersey , Tony Jefferson, and Kenny Young limit this duo?2. Without Jimmy Smith, how much of a factor will Antonio Brown be?Antonio Brown has had his way with Baltimore’s defense when Jimmy Smith has been on the sidelines. In the last three regular-season games that Smith has missed, Brown has posted 32 receptions for 453 yards and two touchdowns, most notably his 213 yard game last year in week 14. Marlon Humphrey may be forced to shadow Brown as Brandon Carr struggles against speedier receivers, and the Ravens employed a similar strategy last week against the Broncos. Regardless of who matches up with Brown, can Baltimore prevent him from wreaking havoc?3. Against a weak pass defense, will Joe Flacco have success?Pittsburgh is having an uncharacteristic season defensively. Their secondary has been atrocious, specifically their cornerbacks. Joe Flacco is coming off of a solid performance against the Broncos http://www.baltimoreravensteamauthentic.com/ronnie-stanley-jersey , where his deep-ball accuracy was quite impressive. Can he build off of that momentum? Artie Burns should be the cornerback Flacco targets early and often. With Mike Hilton and Morgan Burnett listed as doubtful, the horrible Pittsburgh secondary will be short-handed, but can Flacco take advantage?4. Can the much-maligned Baltimore running game establish themselves?The Ravens’ rushing attack has not started out the way many had hoped. They are ranked 26th in rushing yards, but ninth in attempts. This phase has been plagued by poor blocking, but against a suspect run defense, can they right the ship? Alex Collins had success against AFC North, particularly the Steelers last season. Can he regain his old form?5. How will the Ravens’ offensive line handle a potent pass rush?As horrendous as Pittsburgh’s defense has been — 29th overall, 26th pass defense, and 25th run defense — they are surprisingly tied for second in sacks with 11. Baltimore’s offensive line has been solid in pass protection www.baltimoreravensteamauthentic.com , including a remarkable performance against Von Miller, but they showcased their flaws against the Bengals. Can his unit keep another talented pass rush at bay or will it be a replay of Thursday Night Football?Ravens News 8/22: Dixon’s return, young pass rushers and more Five Thoughts on Ravens vs. Colts - John EisenbergAfter a troubling start, it was encouraging to see Lamar Jackson find his rhythm in the two-minute offense to close out the first half. His accuracy was much improved in the third quarter. 2018 NFL Predictions: Team-by-Team Records, Playoffs and Super Bowl LIII Champion - Andy BenoitBased off the growing pains Jackson has dealt with in the preseason compared to Joe Flacco’s newfound efficiency, a move at quarterback would only seem possible in a scenario where the Ravens were completely out of contention. Nonetheless, Benoit’s point about limited practice time presents a case against rostering Robert Griffin. Kenneth Dixon Shows His Quickness, Physicality in Long-Awaited Return to the Field - Ryan MinkAs Mink notes, availability has been Dixon’s drawback. He has missed 20 of 32 possible regular season games. With quick feet Baltimore Ravens T-Shirt , good power, balance, hands and decisiveness, Dixon has the requisite talent to be a difference maker this season.Ravens linebacker Tim Williams: ‘I’m back on my Alabama stuff’ - Mark InabinettWilliams added another sack and six pressures to his preseason resume on Monday night. He, along with Za’Darius Smith, Tyus Bowser, Willie Henry, Michael Pierce and Zach Seiler are thriving in coordinator Martindale’s hyper aggressive scheme. These six young pass rushers combined for five tackles behind the line and seven quarterback hits against Indianapolis.
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