10 things Baltimore Ravens fans want to see against the Titans

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Eric Decker /
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CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 07: Carlos Hyde #34 of the Cleveland Browns attempts to move the ball defended by Eric Weddle #32 of the Baltimore Ravens in the first half at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

9. Great run defense:

The Ravens need to get great run stops in this game and it has to be a regular basis kind of thing. While it’s not overly productive, the Titans lean on their rushing attack more than most teams in the NFL. Derrick Henry has the 11th most rushing attempts this season, while Dion Lewis only has 10 less carries. The Titans offense cannot survive if it is one dimensional; one dimensional offenses don’t play well against the Ravens defense.

The Ravens run defense is either incredible or it’s a little frustrating and there is no in between. While I refuse to blame the defense for a 12-9 loss, the Ravens run defense against the Browns was at least a little annoying. The Bengals rushed for over 100 yards on the Ravens. There certainly is a pattern here. On good days, the Ravens run defense is something for Baltimore to brag about. On bad days, the inability to stop the ground game is part of the problem.

The Titans chances of winning with a good rushing attack, go up exponentially. The chances of the Ravens winning if the defense shuts down Derrick Henry are pretty high, even on the road. The purple and black have to stop the Titans running backs. It’s that simple.