Ravens @ Titans: 3 Key Matchups

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Ravens @ Titans: 3 Key Matchups The Ravens rollercoaster season will continue with a trip to Tennessee Youth Tony Jefferson Jersey , their third straight road game. Oddsmakers have installed Baltimore as field goal favorites in what is expected to be a defensive minded game with a 41-point total. This match could have postseason implications down the road, as both teams sit at 3-2 in a crowded AFC.Most of the trends favor the Titans. They are 13-5 at home since 2016 while the Ravens are 7-11 on the road over the same period. Tennessee is also 4-1 in their last five games against the AFC North and the Ravens are recently 2-8 in October.After the Titans held off the Ravens 23-20 last season, the all-time series between these franchises is tied 11-to-11. Baltimore attempted 52 passes against Tennessee last November, but may prefer a run centric game plan because the Titans defense is statistically much better against the pass than the run. On the other side of the ball, the Ravens top scoring defense hopes to stifle Tennessee’s pedestrian offensive attack.In a grinding type of contest that will probably mirror their old AFC Central rivalry games, these three matchups should determine the outcome:RG Marshal Yanda vs DT Jurrell CaseyTwo of the best in the business at their respective positions. With three sacks and a pair of forced fumbles this season, the three-time Pro-Bowler Casey rates as Pro Football Focus’ #5 interior lineman. He will square off against PFF’s #7 guard, Yanda on some plays.Casey lines up on the nose and at 3-technique. Coordinator Dean Pees will surely match him up against the Ravens below average blockers at center and left guard when feasible. Baltimore may opt to keep an H-back in to help contain the penetrator. Preventing Casey from collapsing the pocket will be paramount.As with all quarterbacks, Joe Flacco does not play well with pressure in his face.CB Tavon Young vs WR Taywan TaylorYoung is having a fine season after returning from a torn ACL. He corralled a beautiful diving interception last Week and is still the Ravens best option to man the slot, even after the return of Jimmy Smith. However, he can struggle to cover the better slot receivers Cheap Ronnie Stanley Jersey , as evidenced by his performance on Tyler Boyd in Week 2. Enter Taylor, a shifty second-year receiver who has turned 23 targets into 169-yards and a score since Week 2. Because Tennessee’s rushing offense has significantly regressed from last season and top wideout Corey Davis has not shown an ability to make an impact against quality corners, Taywan is likely to be Marcus Mariota’s best option in Week 6.Baltimore is unlikely to generate consistent pressure against a line that has surrendered just nine sacks, but if Young can neutralize Taylor, the defense should dominate once again.QB Joe Flacco vs S Kevin ByardByard picked off Flacco twice last year in route to an All-Pro season. Yet he has not played as well in 2018 under Pees. Meanwhile, Flacco is coming off arguably his worst game of the season last week in Cleveland.With cornerbacks Adoree’ Jackson, Logan Ryan and Malcolm Butler, Tennessee does field the ideal skillsets to mark Baltimore’s top receivers. Flacco will need to utilize his tight ends, specifically rookie Hayden Hurst in the seam, to push the ball downfield. Notably, the Titans 11 passes allowed of 20-plus yards is second fewest in the NFL. In a contest that will almost certainly be decided by turnover differential http://www.ravenscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-brandon-carr-jersey , Pees will use Byard as a moveable chess piece in an attempt to confuse a quarterback he is extremely familiar with.Ravens release first depth chart following roster cuts: Lamar Jackson is QB2 The first Ravens’ depth chart has been released following roster cuts and there are many things to look over and discuss.First, Lamar Jackson is the backup quarterback with Robert Griffin III placed at the third quarterback spot. Many, including myself, suspected the Ravens kept RGIII to be the backup in case Joe Flacco suffers an injury during the season. This depth chart looks otherwise. Hopefully, though, we won’t need to find out how true the placements are.Second, the starting right tackle is not Orlando Brown Jr., though he looked like the best candidate throughout the preseason. The Ravens coaching staff is opting to keep James Hurst at right tackle with Marshal Yanda beside him at right guard.Sticking with the offensive line, Alex Lewis and Matt Skura are still where many expected during training camp at left guard and center, respectively. This is a big question mark for the Ravens. Many worry Skura isn’t big enough for the center position, especially with the big defensive lineman in the AFC North.The starting tight end is not Hayden Hurst due to injury Brent Urban Jersey , but it is also not Mark Andrews. Slotted at the starting position is Nick Boyle, with Maxx Williams as the second tight end. I expect Andrews to also cycle in, but the Ravens love their run game and need big blockers to fill in, which I presume is the purpose of Boyle starting.There is a clear worry with Ronnie Stanley as the only capable left tackle on the roster. If he goes down, the Ravens place Hurst at left tackle and Zeus Jr. starts at right tackle. Behind Hurst, Jermaine Eluemunor is the backup. The Ravens cannot afford Stanley to go down this year.The defense demonstrates less surprises than the offense, though there are still things to discuss.Patrick Onwuasor is starting beside C.J. Mosley, but that became more clear once Kenny Young suffered a knee injury in the final preseason exhibition.The starting corners for the Ravens aren’t surprising, only Marlon Humphrey assuming Jimmy Smith’s role during the suspension.The biggest surprise, to me, is Tim Williams placed on the third-string as the RUSH linebacker Youth Tony Jefferson Jersey , behind Za’Darius Smith. The sophomore linebacker from Alabama turned it up a notch this preseason, disrupting many quarterbacks with both pressures and sacks. Both linebackers looked good in the preseason, but I figured Williams overtook Smith with his production in the final games.The all-important return jobs were both won by Janarion Grant, but we see rookie Jordan Lasley also lands in the kick-return role beside him. Will be interesting to see how this plays out, especially with Lasley’s known drops issues.We never saw it in the preseason, but Willie Snead IV is the backup punt returner. I believe this is an exciting possibility as Snead’s skill is both in acceleration and agility. He could break off a return rather quickly with his shifty moves.

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