Ravens vs. Chiefs: 5 key matchups to watch in Week 2

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4. Ravens rushing attack vs. Chiefs run defense

The most important aspect of this game for the Ravens is that they must take advantage of the Chiefs’ run defense.

The Chiefs ranked 21st in the NFL against the run and that trend continued last week `as the Browns just ran for 153 yards against them.

Honestly, the Browns should have run for over 200 yards, but they started to play pass-first in the second half when the Chiefs were making their comeback.

The main reason why the Browns lost was that they got away from their identity. The Ravens need to rely on their strengths in this game. They cannot afford to get into a shootout with the Chiefs.

This will be another huge game for Ty’Son Williams to establish himself as a full-time starter for this team. Also, expect Latavious Murray to earn a few more reps after another week in the Ravens’ system.

Running the football effectively, scoring touchdowns not field goals, and limiting the big play all give the Ravens their best chance to win.