Projecting Ravens top 3 performers against the Cardinals
Who will shine the brightest for the Baltimore Ravens against the Arizona Cardinals? Here are three players who could have the biggest performances:
3. Pernell McPhee
The Ravens pass rush for the Ravens is always going to be a key. In this game the Ravens are playing a team who operates almost entirely out of the shotgun. A lot of the time the Ravens are going to be seeing a five man protection. This should allow the Ravens to get pressure on Kyler Murray without sending extra blitzers. The Ravens just have to be able to win battles up front. That’s where Pernell McPhee comes in. McPhee is one of the more versatile pass rushers the Ravens have. His ability to get to the quarterback with an inside move, should help him in this game.
The Ravens know what they’re going to get out of Matt Judon. The key is what happens with players like McPhee, Tim Williams and Tyus Bowser. McPhee played well against the Dolphins and came away with his first sack of the season. Look for his hot start to 2019 to continue. McPhee’s last big season was in 2015 In that year he had 53 tackles and six sacks for the Bears. The thing that is exciting however is that McPhee looks the way he did in 2014, when a 7.5 sack season got him a pay day outside of Baltimore.
In week 1 McPhee established himself as one of the Ravens surest outside linebackers. The match up looks good for him this week. Week one was a good start, week two could offer more of the same for McPhee.