Baltimore Ravens: 3 players vital to beating the Titans

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 20: Nose tackle Brandon Williams
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 20: Nose tackle Brandon Williams /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 22: Alex Collins /

The Baltimore Ravens will look to carry the momentum from their 40-0 win over the Miami Dolphins into a pivotal game against the Tennessee Titans. Here are 3 players who must show up Sunday for the Ravens to get a win.

The Baltimore Ravens’ chances of making the playoffs rest in the Wild Card. They currently sit at 4-4 but remain right in the thick of things in the AFC Wild Card hunt. They have already beaten other teams in the hunt with the Dolphins and Raiders, and a win over the Titans would make their chances of making it a lot better. This game could be the most important of the season so far. If these three players have a strong game then I am confident that the Ravens can leave Nashville 5-4.

Alex Collins

The Ravens may have found an absolute diamond in the rough with running back Alex Collins. He has shown that he is the most talented running back on the roster and has a knack for making big plays. Something this offense has severely lacked in recent years. Teams have to gameplan around him now going forward, which can help the Ravens abhorrent passing attack. Alex Collins very well may be the running back of the future for the Ravens.

The Titans will be looking to slow down Collins and the Ravens rushing attack and force Joe Flacco to win the game with his arm. Alex Collins makes this offense much, much better when he is in full force. The Ravens will need him to move the chains to sustain drives and force the Titans to stack the box, opening up big plays in the passing game. Joe Flacco is at his best with a strong run game which allows him to use his big arm in the play action to hit receivers deep down the field. This should be the Ravens game plan going forward for the offense.