Baltimore Ravens vs Jacksonville Jaguars: Keys to Victory

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Dec 7, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (30) runs against Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (90) during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Ravens won 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

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The Ravens were a little hobbled last week in Miami, with Torrey Smith playing only 15 snaps due to a knee sprain and Justin Forsett battling injuries of his own.  Luckily, Bernard Pierce and Lorenzo Taliaferro stepped up at running back, as did Kamar Aiken at wide receiver.

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The Jags employ the NFL’s #28 passing defense and #28 rushing defense.  Though they have had moments of greatness sporadically throughout the season, this is a bad, bad unit regardless.

The Ravens would be wise to utilize their backups this week and give Smith and Forsett some rest for the stretch run.